A Japanese TV writer who decided to dress his 84-year-old grandfather in a host of designer clothes has revealed the pair now have 100,000 followers on Instagram.
Naoya Kudo returned to his hometown of Akita Prefecture in Japan last month for ‘Golden Week’, a special time in the country’s calendar that contains a number of national holidays.
During his week off work Mr Kudo visited his hardworking granddad Tetsuya, who lives in the rural region and still farms the land well into his 80s.
The former chemistry teacher isn’t accustomed to designer brands celebrities and fashion-focused youths are wearing these days, so for fun, Mr Kudo decided to dress him up in his clothes.
The results have become an Instagram account, slvr.tty, and the outcome was ‘better than he could have imagined’.
‘He was surprisingly enthusiastic about it. He gave a lot of suggestions about where to shoot and other things,’ Mr Kudo told Buzzfeed.
‘The rest of the family went wild when they first saw him dressed up.’
Incredible photos of Tetsuya mowing the lawn in Burberry, watering his garden plants in Givenchy and rearranging boxes in the garage in Louboutin have caused an internet meltdown.
‘This is completely redefining what it means to be an influencer,’ one person wrote underneath the images.
‘Look how fly this guy is,’ another person said, tagging their friend.
Tetsuya gets thousands of likes on each food, something that has completely surprised his family.
‘It was quite a transformation to see my rural grandpa, who has no interest in fashion, in outfits he would never consider wearing on his own,’ Mr Kudo said.
To keep things authentic Tetsuya’s long johns and muscle pain patches on the back of his calves can still be seen in most photos.
While the pair where only together a week there are still a number of shots they are yet to post, so the project will continue.