Once is not custom, the new outfit that captivates the Web is not the work of a Hollywood celebrity, or a model in sight.
In recent days, it is indeed an image of Pope Francis dressed in an XXL down jacket that has been taken up en masse on social networks.
Wrapped up in fluffy, immaculate rolls and crucifixes around his neck, American rapper style, the sovereign pontiff appears in a whole series of shots where he wears quilted jackets of different cuts, each more massive than the other.
Worthy of the snaps captured on the outskirts of Fashion Weeks, the look is associated by Instagram users with the fashionable term “drip”, synonymous with “swag” or “cool”.
From American slang, it usually compliments a sharp style in rappers.
“The holy cool” (“
The holy drip
”), “Pope Francis has a serious touch!”
Pope Francis got serious drip
”), “The Pope is really trying to fine sinners” (
“The Pope really out here drippin on you sinners”
) can we read on the network.
But if the enthusiasm is very real, the clichés are not: Pope Francis has never worn these down jackets.
In video, the Macron couple was received by Pope Francis:
An artificial intelligence revamps the papacy
Indeed, it is not to a paparazzi that we owe this vision of the Pope, but to the artificial intelligence software Midjourney, we learn from Forbes magazine.
A technology as precise as it is easy to access.
To generate a visual, simply access Midjourney via the Discord online forum and enter a “prompt”, that is to say an instruction in the form of a series of keywords.
In other words, a few words were enough to give birth to this stylish version of Pope Francis.
The tool fabricated this image from scratch, which was then posted on the American forum Reddit, before flooding Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.
And to make the sovereign pontiff a fashion icon on social networks, as if by miracle.