It is a personal experimental project turned Instagram account that was created by two fashion workers who choose to remain anonymous. Their images and videos feature a faceless genderless body wearing the latest catwalk collections from brands like Burberry, Gucci and Calvin Klein. It hints at some of the most iconic looks by legendary club kid Leigh Bowery and Gucci’s Fall/Winter 2018 mask-heavy collection. All this makes for a combination of irony, fashion trend awareness and unintentional social commentary, a needed response and alternative to the selfie generation.
Aside from being visually appealing and funny, what keeps you hooked is the anonymity factor, raising the question as to wether our current oversharing lifestyle is the right path and questioning the role of fashion in creating our identities. It reminds us of Diet Prada, another Instagram fashion account that works as a sort of TMZ for finding out which designer is copying who. Similarly to Checking Invoices, it was run by an anonymous fashion duo. However, once their identities were revealed, one of its main draws was lost. Whilst the accounts content remains interesting, once the mystery was gone, so was its main appeal.