On July 6th, to celebrate Frida Kahlo’s recent 110th birthday anniversary, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) along with the Latino Center for Leadership Development gathered more than 1,000 Frida Kahlo lookalikes to set a new Guinness World Record for the “largest gathering of people dressed as Frida Kahlo in one place.”
To qualify as a Frida lookalike, guests were required to wear a unibrow on the face, artificial flowers (a minimum of three flowers) in the hair, a red or pink shawl, and a flower printed dress that extended below the knees on all sides. To help people out, the museum provided a team of makeup artists to assist the wannabe Fridas with their look.
The world record attempt was part of “Frida Fest” a day to celebrate all things Frida. The program was planned in conjunction with the museum’s blockbuster exhibition México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco and the Avant-Garde,” which closes July 16.
People of all ages joined in the fun, and while the group is still awaiting confirmation from Guinness, unofficially they DID IT!
Check out all of the awesome Fridas…
photos courtesy of Ashley Gongora and Kathy Tran via DMA Facebook page