We're grateful for these content creators for extending the Instagram presence of Anna Wintour, Eartha Kitt and other fashion icons

Anna Wintour attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Anna Wintour attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The inspirational factor on Instagram is what many look to, but often our favourite fashion icons are not on the photo-sharing app. Many designers and celebrities have self-hosted accounts but some don’t - and thanks to social media users who can spot a cultural need, they created fan accounts for others to enjoy.

At times people use fan accounts to amass social media followings or some create them for financial gain, but sometimes it’s just important for cultural record. Having a photographic record of fashion icons like Eartha Kitt or Audrey Hepburn or even Anna Wintour is a blessing on the feed.

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So here, we list key fashion pages to follow - whether it’s of timeless fashion figures:

Anna Wintour 

The reigning editor-in-chief of Vogue Anna Wintour, is notorious for her shy social media presence, to the point that her first picture posted on Instagram via the magazine's account made headlines. Alas, in her personal capacity Anna Wintour does not have her own account on Instagram.

But a passionate social media user took the initiative to create a fan account for one of the highest authorities in fashion, called Wintourworld.

Miuccia Prada

'What Miuccia Wore' is an Instagram account created by Guillaume Lavoie to share the style of Italian fashion designer Miuccia Prada. The Miu Miu founder doesn’t have an Instagram account either, and has a conservative online presence as well, but thanks to Guillaume, a curated page of Miuccia fashion looks is only a fingertip away.

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Dorothy Dandridge

U.S. actress Dorothy Dandridge is still recognised as a style icon years after her passing. She is known for her full dresses, lightweight blouses and of course, her elegance. The account for the '50s actress lives on Instagram “with love and great admiration”.

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Eartha Kitt

U.S. singer, songwriter and activist Eartha Kitt is also recognised for her bold style that matched her personality. Just over a decade after her passing, Eartha Kitt is constantly quoted and referenced on various social media platforms. While Instagram came after Eartha Kitt's time, her iconic interview clips and quotes are constantly shared, as well as her style on the eartha_kitt Instagram page.

Audrey Hepburn

British actress turned humanitarian and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn, is praised for her grace and impeccable style. She was often photographed in a timeless LBD, capri pants and sometimes elbow-reaching gloves, accessorised with a long cigarette holder between her fingers.

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