Sometimes the best kind of social commentary is made through pictures alone; words need not be said as the power of an image can convey all. The Original Hipster—a photo editorial shot by Julia Chesky with art direction by Ali Lee—sees a homeless model bearing the social norms of a modern socialite.

Chris, who has choosen to live the past few decades on the streets of New York, wears some crazy bling and carries several bags from high end stores. Perhaps this is a comment on the increasingly blurry line between what is cool and what is derelict. Check out the gallery for some cool images from The Original Hipster.