The account is @Copylab and it’s the creation of 19-year-old uni student and Nasty Gal intern Chris Rellas. It features 37 images of iconic fashion symbols and outtakes from current runways superimposed onto some of art history’s greatest masterpieces.
The results see William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s famed ‘After The Bath’ featuring eye boots by Kenzo, a Chanel Lego bag covering the face of René Magritte’s ‘The Son of Man’, Jesus proudly holding high a Hermes bag at The Last Supper and Napoleon sporting a Givenchy pitbull tee.
Created using Photoshop and Lightroom, the images are technically and visually impressive. Through their stark juxtapositions of blatant consumerism with some of the most celebrated artworks of history the reworked images offer inevitable social commentary.
“I started Copy Lab because I was tired of hearing people say that fashion was meaningless. Most people respect fine art but look down on clothing designers” Rellas explains. “Classic art and fashion are so similar to me, an artist amasses cult followings just like a designer does. Both create something that either comes and goes in a flash, or sticks around and makes a huge mark on the industry. It just seemed obvious that I should bring the two together!”
Peruse the images in the gallery above or head over to the Instagram account for more.
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