Artist Frida Kahlo
will appear on the cover of Vogue for the first time ever. Almost 60 years
after her death, the photo of Frida, taken by photographer Nickolas Muray in
1939, will appear on the cover of Vogue Mexico’s November 2012 issue. The
magazine will hit newsstands just before the November 22nd opening
of“Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida
Kahlo” at the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City. Frida Kahlo did
appear once in the pages of U.S. Vogue, in the October, 1937 edition; but this is
her first time on the iconic magazine’s cover. The collector’s
edition of Vogue will feature a story about Kahlo’s exhibition, her unique
style and her influence on designers like Jean Paul Gaultier and Comme des Garcons’s Rei Kawakubo who have designed collections inspired by the incredible
artist who certainly suffered for her art. Born just before the
Mexican revolution, Frida became the voice of modern Mexico, especially for
women. At the age of six, Frida contracted polio, whi…
Purple - combines the calm stability of
blue and the fierce energy of red.It is
often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance,
creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery,
independence, and magic.
In honor of Black History Month, we've decided to put together a comprehensive list of some of the most influential African-American Style Icons of past and present. We'd love to hear your comments about who you think has most influenced style and design.
1. RUN DMC
Musicians are known for setting trends, but RUN DMC's influence on fashion was colossal and their incredible personal style coupled with their music, continues to not only influence new generations, but remains relevant today. Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell all grew up in Queens and were instrumental in the early days of hip-hop culture and fashion.
2. DIANA ROSS
Diana Ross has always exuded an easy, yet regal style, beauty and grace. An influencer of fashion and especially music, Ross has inspired many prominent artists including Michael Jackson, The Pointer Sisters and Beyonce. With 20 number one singles on the Billboard charts a…