In the mood for a bit of light-hearted fashion irony? Look no further
Fashion month is officially in full swing, and, just one week in, we've already seen Lil’ Kim shutting down the VFiles runway in head-to-toe Gen-Z yellow, Christina Aguilera and Sasha Velour take to the stage at Opening Ceremony (with Xtina also snatching the Queen of NYFW crown), and a group of yelling children soundtrack Eckhaus Latta's latest NYFW show. And that's before we've even started on Vaquera's after-school session and Raf Simons' JAWS-inspired Calvin Klein collection.
The chaos has just started, though – with NY coming to its conclusion tonight, and London, Milan, and Paris next in line. With hectic schedules and doubtless fashion week drama on the horizon (s/o Cardi and Nicki), it goes without saying that, at some point, you're going to need a break from it.
With that in mind, we've put together a list of five IG accounts and Photoshop masters that will see you through the highs and lows of the next three weeks. You're welcome...
@gryffindior is the bizarre account that brings Dior’s latest collections straight to Hogwarts. Although other major brands also make a ‘guest appearance’ on the world’s favourite wizards, the French house takes over most posts. From Hagrid in Dior SS17 ‘We should all be feminist’ slogan tee, to Hermione, Harry and Ron suited and booted in Kim Jones’ colourful SS19 offering, this grid will have you thinking: should Hogwarts upgrade its uniforms, or should Dior feature the whole Harry Potter cast in its next show?
@crispino21's account is devoted to photoshopping Anna Wintour into all sorts of hilarious situations – in a street booth offering spiritual help, for example, or taking a bathroom-selfie in her fav Christmas jumper. Her Majesty the Queen, who became Wintour’s fellow runway attendee after making a surprise appearance at Richard’s Quinn's AW18 show, is also a victim of Photoshop manipulation.
@fashion_ouhlala is the Instagram feed where high fashion and movie characters become one. The pop culture connoisseur Photoshops cult film icons into contemporary looks that the fictional characters would actually wear, and perhaps be a perfect fit for. Our favourites include Nichelle Nichols as Star Trek’s Uhura in Mugler AW17 and Shelly Duval as Wendy Torrance in The Shining wearing Margaret Howell AW18.
Serving the good, the bad and the ugly of catering on set, @condenastycatering will definitely make you doubt all the glam of fashion shoots. Documenting crisp-based breakfasts or late-night shoots that end with multiple boxes of Krispy Kremes, the fashion insider behind the account shows us what the real fashion diet looks like – complete with ideal snack tables as well as the worst-looking improvised lunches.
Head over to @mystendhalsyndrome to see all the latest fashion gems on – yes, you’ve read it right – Renaissance paintings. The grid, that gained popularity through Antonio Patruno Randolfi’s best anachronistic styling attempts, features different high-end and streetwear brands on the most iconic personalities of the 1400s onwards. The account’s Pride post – Portrait of a Gentleman by François Henri Mulard (1805) in a Burberry rainbow jacket and Gentle Monster sunglasses – is without a doubt one of our favourites.