Do you fancy a healthy dose of fashion culture every day? Vintage fashion fans can’t go without it anymore: whether it be looking for outfit inspiration, reliving highlights or learning how iconic pieces came to be, these Instagram accounts are made for you.
Relive milestone catwalk moments from the 80s, 90s and 00s with shows by the likes of Gianni Versace, Azzedine Alaia, Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe and Givenchy by John Galliano. You’ll see iconic supermodels such as Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford strut their stuff to a fabulous Prince track or Dalida’s fabulous Gigi l’Amoroso.
Dapper Dan is a revolutionary 80s fashion and hip hop figure and the designer who pioneered the “custom full monogram.” After using Louis Vuitton and Gucci logos countless times on his architectural pieces and being sued by the big brands for plagiarism, Dapper Dan ended up inspiring many designers. Alessandro Michele for Gucci even offered to collaborate with him which meant he could reopen his Harlem studio. His account is a gold mine if you want tasty anecdotes and archive images.
Vogue, Elle, Madame Figaro, Playboy and Harper’s Bazaar, fashion magazines have had incredible covers with iconic figures such as Catherine Deneuve, Janice Dickinson and Isabelle Adjani. You can find these archives that immortalise the press from the 60s to today on this purely nostalgic account. It’s a great way to travel through time and trends as you conjure up the sweet smell of glossy paper.
Chanel fans can really get their teeth into this account. Dive into the fantastic kitsch world of ad campaigns shot by Karl Lagerfeld (it’s all about Claudia). Follow the evolution of the iconic quilted bag or tweed suit (you’d probably kill for the yellow summer version worn by Nadja Auermann in 1994) and remind yourself of the teenie weenie bikini from 1996… Chanel may have a far classier image now but we love pouring over these little gems as much as we love seeing Cardi B sticking her tongue out in her super-stylish tweed suit in 2019.
Dior during John Galliano’s reign. The controversial designer spent fifteen years shaking things up, turning the brand upside down, quadrupling sales and multiplying stores tenfold from 1996 onwards. Just looking at the spectacular (and sometimes shocking) shows, John Galliano has always got tongues wagging. Relive the time when the designer invented the iconic Saddle Bag and famous “Dior, J’adore” slogan at @diorinthe2000s.
The brains behind this account is John Matheson, a man with a real passion for the legendary British designer, Alexander McQueen. He’s been collecting rare images for almost 30 years, digitalised editorial content and painstakingly photographed pieces he’s bought over the years. @mcqueen_vault is like a digital museum where you can unravel the complex and tragic genius.
What would fashion be without the great Jean-Paul Gaultier? Without him, the striped top certainly wouldn’t have become a go-to in our wardrobe, Madonna would never have worn cone corsets and we may never have seen the likes of Mylène Farmer, Beth Ditto or Nabilla on the catwalk. Gaultier_forever is a long and beautiful retrospective of the extravagant designer known as fashion’s enfant terrible.
@tagandthreads presents brands, ads and top products from the 80s and 90s to provide an insight into streetwear. From Calvin Klein campaigns and the appearance of Coca Cola clothing to the story behind the smiley (you’ll like that one if you’re a fan of Chinatown Market or Cactus Flea Market), this well-stocked Instagram account also brings you iconic images such as Aaliyah for Tommy Hilfiger or Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre for one of their first empowering brands: Cross Colour.