Meme culture officially reached new heights today with the introduction of Gucci memes. Yes, really.
The fashion house unveiled its first ever meme campaign on Instagram using the hashtag, #TFWGucci (That Feeling When Gucci, for those not fluent in meme-speak). The high fashion memes are celebrating the launch of Gucci's new watch collection, Les Marché Des Merveilles, because the year is 2017 and how else does one advertise luxury watches?
#TFWGucci Collage artist @edouardtaufenbach, takes a serialized tack when constructing his kaleidoscopic, hand-glued collections of photographs. The artist’s work for #TFWGucci is nostalgic, winsome, and abstract. Interpreting the image, @cabbagecatmemes (John Trulli) finds a commentary on waiting for friends to go out one night. - Text by @helenh0lmes Read more through link in bio.
#TFWGucci Argentine musician and collage artist @marianopeccinetti wants nothing more than to open a portal into your subconscious. Peccinetti scours old magazines to find ways to superimpose the human onto the divine. The result? Meme-ified works of surrealism that simultaneously evoke Dalì and newspaper comics. The artist makes #LeMarchédesMerveilles timepieces seem right at home on lions and giraffes in outer space for #TFWGucci. Another watch is even orbiting like a Gucci moon. Captions by @cabbagecatmemes, AKA John Trulli, animate the collages and give the animals internal (social) lives. - Text by @helenh0lmes Read more through link in bio.
#TFWGucci Social networks are our everyday vernacular, creating endless archives of images that are entertaining, disturbing, or titillating. @meatwreck, a collaboration between artists Mitra Saboury and Derek Paul Boyle, enlivens the digital stream with their own blend of organic and surreal imagery. A foot sprouts plants, a piece of meat is framed, or a woman sleeps between mattresses instead of on top. Inspired by @beigecardigan, the duo pictures a #LeMarchédesMerveilles timepiece for #TFWGucci bursting out of the wearer’s suit. ‑ Text by @kchayka. Discover more through link in bio.
To promote the new collection, Gucci collaborated with Instagram meme-makers hand-picked by Alessandro Michele, like @beigecardigan and @youvegotnomale, for some fashion-inspired memes that showcase Gucci's latest watches.
Some were a tad niche and used words a little more eloquent than the usual internet posts.
Debuting #TFWGucci (That Feel When Gucci). The House’s new collaborative art project in the digital space is a lineup of memes featuring the new #LeMarchédesMerveilles collection of watches. Kicking off the collection of original memes is LA-based artist @amanda_charchian’s collaboration together with @textsfromyourexistentialist. Discover more through link in bio.
But the fashion house proved it has definitely got a sense of humor.
#TFWGucci William Ndatila (@williamcult) has a darkly luxurious aesthetic. His addictive Instagram feed ranges from memes to videos of upcoming DJs and eerie images, curating a personal style from found digital material. For #TFWGucci and #LeMarchédesMerveilles timepiece, Ndatila found Italian Renaissance painter Agnolo Bronzino’s portrait of Eleonora di Toledo, created in 1560, and captioned it. This is an example of a reaction meme—an image a user reposts to express their own feelings. Here, Eleonora is disappointed in the quality of gifts from her potential suitor. — Text by @kchayka. Read more through link in bio.
Does this mean we've officially reached peak meme culture?