Kahlo painted Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair shortly after she divorced her unfaithful husband, the artist Diego Rivera. As a painter of many self- portraits, she had often shown herself wearing a Mexican woman's traditional dresses and flowing hair; now, in renunciation of Rivera, she painted herself short haired and in a man's shirt, shoes, and oversized suit (presumably her former husband's).
A right Royal fashion show: The sensational wardrobe the Duchess wore to wow the world
* Rare gentleman's 'Incroyable' style suit, late 1790s Of bright yellow and black striped silk satin; comprising a dress coat with a high and firm collar, very wide revers, a double-breasted and straight-cut front with original painted copper buttons, long tails and shaped arms, lined in silk; the matching breeches with a fall-front, satin covered buttons and ribbons at the knees; and an exaggerated bicorne hat of black silk plush, trimmed with three satin bows
In the 19th century, The Royal Family may have wanted to instil a sense of patriotism and national pride by dressing the young Prince Edward VII in a version of Great Britain's Royal Navy uniform. In 1846 the Prince had his portrait painted wearing the suit and once the portrait was reproduced in the press, mothers hurried to dress their little boys like the Prince. The sailor suit was casual wear, but it is made up of many parts. An adult would have needed to help the boy dress.