Instagrams That Are Actually Worth Following

Fashion archiving—which sounds like the most unbelievably banal job description—is a proclivity perfectly matched to the Instagram platform. But reviving decades-old fashion gems isn’t purely an aesthetic, social exercise. Done right, it’s borderline scholarly. The best, rarest finds contextualize and bind today’s trends into a cohesive dialogue with the past. They decode homages, pay tribute to fearless originators, and feed your brain with an endless stream of sartorial candy. In the simplest terms, they explore why style matters. Here are five of our favorites.