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Phannapast for #GucciGram Tian

In the whimsical illustrations of Thai artist Phannapast Taychamaythakool, animals are posed in the most gorgeous clothes imaginable. Featuring fantastical textiles and a bright palette, this work feels like Mark Ryden’s paintings on a sunny day. In her series of formal portraits, a deer is dressed in a celadon-colored suit and a Persian cat appears in a trendy shirt, each standing proud and composed in their finery. In this piece, Taychamaythakool has lovingly rendered a bird buttoned up in a pale green shirt that nearly blends in with the sky-blue Gucci Tian background. The entire illustration is bursting at the seams with floral details and patterns, transporting us to a magical, very well dressed fairytale world where animals have access to the latest runway shows. — Tatiana Berg