Feeds to Follow: @mystendhalsyndrome
There are numerous Instagram accounts that produce fashion-related memes, from @hautelemode, who constantly sasses the high-fashion world through text posts, to @itsmaysmemes, whose photos can be described as a wonderful cross-section between streetwear and funky proportions.
A newer account that has been on my radar lately: @mystendhalsyndrome. The username is a reference to Stendhal Syndrome, a psychosomatic condition that causes dizziness, confusion, and even possibly hallucinations when viewing beautiful art.
Created by Antonio Patruno Randolfi, the account posts classical artwork that has been edited to include clothing and accessories from a variety of designers, ranging from luxury labels, such as Prada and Gucci, to newer names, including Eckhaus Latta and Jacquemus. There’s a great variety amongst the styles chosen; some portraits are adorned with romantic, classic styles while others show people in streetwear.
In an interview with Hypebae, Randolfi explains, “the idea for my artworks came almost by chance from the union between my obsession for historical portraiture and my work [in fashion]… I wondered how the great protagonists of art history would look in contemporary clothes; I started trying and I have not stopped yet.”
Randolfi’s works are less overtly humorous than some posts from other fashion meme accounts, but there’s a certain tongue-in-cheek charm to them that makes his photos feel refreshing and fun. Though he currently only has a little over 5k followers, there’s no doubt his account will soon blow up.