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Food snaps are a fixture of Instagram—even top catwalkers are getting in on it. (See? They really are just like us.) Brit beauty Suki Waterhouse took literal inspiration from the food-porn trend and snapped a “cheeky” photo of her box of peaches, and Karlie Kloss checked in at LAX with a suitcase filled with her Karlie’s Kookies. Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel wrapped up a 1 a.m. photo shoot and celebrated in the best way we could think of: with a slice of pizza. Here’s how 10 top models satisfy their cravings. But hold your #YouDidNotEatThat comments for now, they aren’t all high-calorie.
1. Karlie Kloss
2. Liu Wen
3. Candice Swanepoel
4. Fei Fei Sun
5. Pauline Hoarau
6. Anna Ewers
7. Lara Stone
8. Miranda Kerr
9. Gisele Bündchen
10. Suki Waterhouse
When the subject of this year’s annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibition was first announced, the general crowd reaction seemed to be, “Charles who?”
Months later, with the Charles James exhibition set to close this Sunday, that’s a question a lot fewer people are asking. Charles James: Beyond Fashion turned out to be the fifth-most-visited show of the last 25 years of Costume Institute exhibitions, according to the museum. Attendance didn’t quite reach that of the record-breaking 2011 Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition (which drew an unprecedented 661,509 visitors), but it did top last year’s Punk show and the previous year’s Schiaparelli/Prada display.
“My feeling was it was going to help us that he was generally unknown, because it allowed us to introduce him to an audience that I knew would be enchanted by the work,” Harold Koda, the Costume Institute’s curator in charge, told The New York Times.
The crowds were dazzled, and those who didn’t make it in person got a heavy dose of the James world through social media. There are currently more than 15,000 Instagram posts with a Charles James hashtag. (By comparison, there are only roughly 5,000 Insta posts tagged with #savagebeauty.) Among them are posts about the exhibition by some of the widely followed Insta-stars, and there was even an “impromptu fashion shoot” featuring top models wearing James-esque gowns that flooded our news feed in the week leading up to the opening. Like it or not, the world was forced to get to know James and his sculptural designs, thanks to the social media buzz that surrounded it.
Though the exhibition ends this weekend, it looks like James is here to stay for a while, due to the recently announced revival of the label by Harvey Weinstein and his wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman. Until then, the exhibition will live on digitally, thanks to Twitter and Instagram.