How many of your friends shared their art doppelgängers on Instagram this weekend? The Google Arts & Culture app compares your selfie to a historic work of art, and it seems like everyone had fun sharing their results, which ranged from spot-on to hilariously cringeworthy. The viral phenomenon got us thinking: What if our favorite fashion icons took the challenge and submitted a selfie? We did some art history digging and hand-picked paintings that look just like your favorite industry icons.
Grace Coddington, for example, bears a resemblance to Queen Elizabeth I, and as it turns out, Marc Jacobs, Anna Wintour, and Ralph Lauren have strikingly similar doppelgängers too. Read on to see our side-by-side comparisons. Which one is your favorite?
Grace Coddington is a dead ringer for this Queen Elizabeth I portrait.
Marc Jacobs’s doppelgänger is none other than King Henry III of France.
Ralph Lauren bears a resemblance to this Carl Sandburg portrait by William A. Smith.
Anna Wintour’s bangs remind us of a George Bellows painting called “Emma in the Purple Dress.”