When I saw the cover of the June issue of Vanity Fair, Spain, I had another déjà vu.
It reminded me so much of a favourite photo of Frida Kahlo that has graced my bookshelf for years.
Given Ms. Hayek’s obsession with all things Frida, this is no coincidence.
The same hues of turquoise and fuchsia appear in both images, albeit reversed. The constant dance between head and heart are suggested with each woman’s hand placement. While Salma wears a modern dress vs. Ms. Kahlo’s traditional Mexican robes, the drapery is echoed and the rosettes in Kahlo’s hair show up around Hayek’s neckline.
And the parrot? An homage to another one of Frida’s famous paintings…
Frida painting from About.com. VF cover courtesy of magxone. Postcard image by Nickolas Muray, scanned by me.