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Artist Re-Creates Designer Looks With Everyday Items Like Toilet Paper

  • September 12, 2022

Angelica Hicks is an artist known for her funny videos showing how she fashions runway looks from the comfort of her own home.

Angelica Hicks wearing an assortment of looks inspired by luxury fashion.

Angelica Hicks wearing an assortment of looks inspired by luxury fashion.


Angelica Hicks



Hicks, 29, is a New York City-based British artist who’s built up over 85,000 followers on her @angelicahicks Instagram account. She posts illustrations inspired by fashion and culture, and more recently, budget re-creations of high fashion designs including Teresa Giudice’s wedding dress using toilet paper and Naomi Campbell’s 2022 Balenciaga show gown using trash bags.

According to her website, Hicks’ artwork has led to collaborations with The Metropolitan Museum of Art ahead of the 2019 Met Gala, as well as Gucci and Yoox Net-a-Porter Group.

Speaking about her popular format of re-creating designer looks, Hicks told Insider: “It’s like playing dress-up for a grown-up.”

Hicks said she existed “on the periphery of fashion” after studying history of art at college.

Angelica Hicks wearing trousers and homemade sunglasses to replica a Kim Kardashian Instagram post.

Angelica Hicks wearing pants and homemade sunglasses to replica a Kim Kardashian Instagram post.


Angelica Hicks



Hicks said she completed her degree at University College London and felt peer pressure to take a more traditional route into art.

“People were asking, ‘Which art gallery are you going to go and work for?” And I was like, ‘I really don’t want to do that,'” Hicks told Insider. She added that she found more flexibility as a freelance illustrator when she moved to New York City after graduation, and fashion became a natural source of inspiration for her work.

The artist’s Instagram videos show her selecting a celebrity or runway look and transforming everyday household items into a near-identical dupe.

Utkarsh Ambudkar at the 2022 Tony Awards After Party and Angelica Hicks in a similar suit.

Utkarsh Ambudkar at the 2022 Tony Awards after-party, and Angelica Hicks in a similar suit.


Angelica Hicks



Hicks previously had a “who wore it best?” Instagram

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