Pari Ehsan is an art-savvy fashion blogger whose Instagram account quickly ballooned to over 100k followers when she received a nod from the Council of Fashion Designers of America as their inaugural Fashion Instagrammer of the Year. Unlike other fashion/art mash-ups that have attracted attention online, Ehsan’s images are all real—no Photoshop, no gimmicks, just beautiful clothes and beautiful art in perfect concert.
“It started as a means to capture the way fashion and art interact and inform each other…I want to educate readers about art through the lens of fashion,” she told the New York Post. When she isn’t working full-time as an interior designer, she spends weekends on marathon gallery hops around New York. When she finds a work or show that inspires her, she digs into her incredible wardrobe to assemble an outfit accordingly. The resulting images are worthy of any magazine’s glossy pages, and serve as a breath of fresh air for fashion folk fatigued by predictable bloggers, as well as a gateway drug for art lovers who might otherwise lack an entrance point into the fashion sphere.
While she names Anselm Kiefer and Sterling Ruby among her favorite artists and Stella McCartney as her most coveted high-end designer, her recent uploads find her on a Richard Serra balance beam at Storm King and in a Calypso St. Barth kimono beside a glittering Mickalene Thomas at Lehmann Maupin. If you’re suddenly feeling the pressure to quit hitting Chelsea in your all-black uniform, you’re not alone.
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