The instagram account @celebrity_vice is very impressive for quite a few reasons. When considering a social media standpoint the account is not only followed by some of the biggest names in fashion such as Virgil Abloh, but regularly has posted photos that get commented on by celebrities, models, athletes and designers. At time of writing the instagram bio reads:
⚡️Fashion, Fame and Facts⚡️ “You cannot have adoration without being criticized.”-Raf Simons
In addition to posting random on-street photos of various celebrities of all types, there are throw back posts, extensive coverage of almost every major event around the world, and various random modern news and political references.
While sometimes sharing a opinion based response in each photos caption, the written additions to each photo usually include facts and statements. When it comes to fashion the statements may be considered opinions but they appear to come from not only a valued source but an intelligent one. When posting a photo that offers some praise, as most do, you can expect to see the almost trademarked ‘✔️’ emoji as a symbol of approval from the mysterious account.
Unlike many social media accounts solely focused on influence and power, and usually ending up in an attempt to profit from the exposure, celebrity vice does not promote a web link in his profile or benefit from his social following in any clear way. It appears there is a community benefit to the content produced in the most generous way. There have been some comments implying involvement with the fashion and music industry in some formal manner. The person behind the account may very well be someone who is already known worldwide, but chooses to express their thoughts and expressions through this anonymous account for their own creative expression.
The unofficial but thought to be previous account identity was @hotelfashionland, which you can still find on instagram as un-private here. The formally frequent daily posts stopped immediately for no apparent reason, and it resulted in countless comments on recent posts wondering where the mysterious identity had gone, with some concern for their well being.
Maybe someday we will find out who is behind @celebrity_vice and @hotelfashionland, but at this rate its not looking very hopeful. If celebrity vice is reading this, we love your work and want to talk, send us an email.