13 Items Inspired by Astrologer and Latinx Icon Walter Mercado

Following the recent release of the Netflix documentary Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado, the world fell in love with Walter Mercado all over again. Born in Puerto Rico, the Latinx icon was famed for his televised astrology readings, but they were more than just that—they brought messages of optimism, strength, and love into the everyday lives of millions of Spanish-speaking households.

Mercado’s fashion matched his effervescent, larger-than-life persona. He wore extravagant jewels and ornate, embellished capes—some custom-made by designers like Versace and Isaac Mizrahi. His androgynous look also paved representation for the LGBTQ+ community, encouraging people to be whoever they wanted to be.

This week, in celebration of Walter Mercado’s life, Vanity Fair’s fashion team chose 13 items he surely would have approved of.

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