When it comes to poking fun out of high fashion, it’s not particularly difficult. YouTube comedy duo Zac and Jay have it down to a fine art, however, and this year they employed a 78-year-old grandmother decked out in a green outfit accessorized with thrift-store accoutrements to playfully mock the industry.
This entertaining video from The Zac and Jay Show documents the process of what went into this somewhat elaborate prank: auditioning potential models, designing the outfit, and turning up to invitation-only events and being waved through without even being asked your name.
The world of high fashion is an easy target and it’s not unusual for designers to produce outrageous outfits that make people question what is real and what is actually secretly intended as satire. A 78-year-old grandmother dressed in wellies and bubble-wrap might be ridiculous, but when designers are often doing the same thing, is it us mocking the fashion industry or the fashion industry mocking us? In a world of Instagram influencers, pretentious magazines, and people with so much money that they don’t know what to do with it, the layers of self-referentiality quickly become difficult to track.
Was this year's effort as successful as Maximilian Bucharest from 2019? Leave your thoughts below.