Game of Thrones, Disney and Kim K in one picture? Check out this whacky Instagram
Imagine the faces of princesses Jasmine and Elsa morphed onto the bodies and wardrobes of reality star Kim Kardashian and TV’s badass queen, Daenerys Targaryen.art and culture Updated: Aug 07, 2017 15:49 IST
Remember the iconic fighting pit scene from Game of Thrones, season 5 finale? The one where the reigning Mother of Dragons is attacked in broad daylight and (SPOILER ALERT) her dragon flies her to safety? The scene pushed together the key character of Dany’s storyline in one violent sequence. And as a result, the fans got what they crave most – excitement, thrill, a dash of anxiety and guaranteed entertainment.
Now, imagine if, instead of Missandei, Dany’s trusted aid and friend, the sequence entailed yet another warrior princess – Disney’s Pocahontas, the brave, noble and fearless princess who chose her people’s welfare over her own heart. Doesn’t this image evoke a fleeting memory of a childhood long-forgotten?
This is precisely what Greek artist Gregory Masoura does: Marry two polar opposite pop culture phenomenon into one. And his creations are not just limited to combining Disney characters with other popular fandoms. He also morphs the likes of Cinderella and Jasmine, with the likes of supermodel Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner. Think Cinderella wearing a Saint Laurent number, or the Disney princesses replacing high-profile models including Gigi Hadid and Ahshley Graham for a Vogue shoot.
His reason? To enable others to reminisce their once-favourite cartoon/animated characters with celebs in contemporary situations, and thus create a sense of nostalgia and highlight the loss of innocence. After all, we have come a long way - from growing up on fictional love stories, to being obsessed with the gory narrative of GoT, the media –frantic, money-making industry that is the Kardashian family, and the glossy, glitzy world of fashion.
Here are a few pictures to brighten your Monday.
Seven Models replaced by seven Disney characters in @VogueMagazine's March issue. Mulan as @LiuWenlw , Ariel as @theAshleyGraham, Belle as @KendallJenner, Elsa as @GigiHadid, Princess Tiana as @ImaanHammam, Snow White as @VittoCeretti & Pocahontas as @AdwoaAboah. Photographed by @InezandVinoodh. Styled by @TonneGood. Photo edit by @GregoryMasouras. #AnimationInReality #Vogue #VogueMagazine #LuiWen #AshleyGraham #KendallJenner #GigiHadid #ImaanHammam #VittoriaCeretti #AdwoaAboah #InezandVinoodh
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First Published: Aug 07, 2017 15:48 IST