Angelica Hicks: ‘I’m making a $100,000 dress out of tights’

Angelica Hicks: ‘I’m making a 0,000 dress out of tights’

AAngelica Hicks is busy. She has to go and buy some cheese right away. Not for consumption and not just any, explains the 29-year-old Briton, who lives in Brooklyn, on the phone. It would have to be those quarters of melted cheese in silver foil. She needs both foil and cheese for one of her designer dresses, which she recreates with great wit, playful skill and fashion daring, then she shows on TikTok and Instagram.

On May 2, the Fashion Ball will take place at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, this year’s motto: “In America – an anthology of fashion”. She wasn’t invited, but of course she’ll be following the gala, one of the biggest shows of the year, in front of the TV to find her some new material surprisingly convincing copies of clothes made from cleaning utensils or refrigerator. “I can’t wait to see what rapper Cardi B wears. Her style is so great on top! When asked how she described what she does, Hicks replied, “I’m a fashion satirist.”

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Angelica Hicks: ‘I’m making a 0,000 dress out of tights’

ICONIST: Do you have something against fashion?

Angelique Hicks: Nothing at all, quite the contrary. It is about the juxtaposition of illusion and reality.

ICONIST: You recreate high fashion from charging cables, briefs, heads of lettuce, then juxtapose the original look and your recreations as 13-second videos.

hacks: Yes. I want to make people laugh and say: Look, you don’t have to be perfect. I’ll make you a $100,000 dress for pennies with pantyhose. People seem to like it. You’ve had enough of these imaginary worlds.

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ICONIST: Celeste Barber, Australian actress, reveals on Instagram what it looks like when mere mortals mimic the models’ absurd poses…

hacks: Divine yes! I also find actor Tommy Lenk brilliant, the master of DIY fashion, who takes on the red carpet faction with his replica clothes in a very inspiring way.

ICONIST: And tongue-in-cheek sartorial tips are given, from dressing for a colon irrigation appointment to appearing as a witness in a murder trial. Almost half a million subscribers love it. The beginning of a counter-movement to the staging of infallibility on social networks?

hacks: Instagram is a good thing, but it’s also a fantastic scam. People stage so that everything is down to the smallest detail. They claim to let their followers participate in their daily lives and only post posed photos. Google influencers and private jets. There are one-bedroom boxes, small studios that you can rent to have your picture taken as if you were sitting like the Kardashians in a full-fledged private jet. What Barber, Lenk and I certainly have in common is a humorous approach to this unrealistic ideal.

Scarlett Johansson's Oscar de la Renta beaded couture dress, which the movie star wore to an Oscar, Hicks recreated for around $20: in shimmering wool yarn

Scarlett Johansson’s Oscar de la Renta beaded couture dress, which the movie star wore to an Oscar, Hicks recreated for around $20: in shimmering wool yarn

Credit: Getty Images/Kevin Mazur, via Angelica Hicks

ICONIST: Tom Ford parodied his own beauty campaign in a video with Barber, kissing the comedian until lipstick was all over the place. Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, has made a limited collection of t-shirts with you under the hashtag #Guccigeeks. Are designers also tired of perfection in this image?

hacks: When Alessandro Michele or Jonathan Anderson, the creative director of Loewe, congratulate me on my performances, that is of course the ultimate flattery for me. praise from above. It shows me that designers have a sense of humor too, often more so than those who wear their clothes. However, my fashion lines on TikTok or Instagram are just a gimmick, not my job. I studied art history and I’m an illustrator. That’s how Alessandro Michele got to know me, he liked my designs on Instagram that I did for the “Sunday Times Style Magazine” or the Costume Institute of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, Missoni, many companies of fashion.

In collaboration with Gucci, Hicks has created a collection of limited edition t-shirts

In collaboration with Gucci, Hicks has created a collection of limited edition t-shirts

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ICONIST: Fashion blog Diet Prada points to allegations of theft of ideas and cultural appropriation, which are often quite controversial. What do you think of these combative attitudes?

hacks: We are all different and it is good that we all exist. Personally, I don’t consider myself a fashion critic, I don’t rate, I don’t denigrate anyone – with very few exceptions, which I don’t want to dwell on here. I like irony and humor and sometimes, I think, I do more than destructive criticism. I’m just flipping the idea of ​​luxury on its head and playfully pointing out the ridiculousness of it all: don’t take all the theater of fashion, this show, too seriously. Fashion encourages people to spend huge sums of money on clothes that they could easily assemble themselves. This is exactly what I show. Things are not meant to be dated. Like I said, these are gimmicks.

Hicks recreated Lady Gaga's Gucci dress from tights she pulled on her head and arms.  FFP2 masks served as bras with double-sided tape.  A dress from her store, rolled up like a skirt, completed the look

Hicks recreated Lady Gaga’s Gucci dress from tights she pulled on her head and arms. FFP2 masks served as bras with double-sided tape. A dress from ihrem Fundus, rolled up like a skirt, completed the look

Credit: Kate Green/Getty Images, via Angelica Hicks

ICONIST: You started it two years ago. Was there a specific trigger?

hacks: I was a bit bored – with myself, with my work, with my drawings, with fashion and with this logomania – and I needed something new, also to have fun. Then I posted a “Who Wears It Best” which was well received. I think I just think very, very strangely. I see something and immediately have an association. I don’t know, my brain is a little weird.

ICONIST: Nah, creative. You come from a very artistic Old English family. Her grandfather was the famous interior designer David Hicks, her mother, Allegra Hicks, a successful fashion designer.

hacks: I love my family, but it has always been important to me to be able to do what I do independently. My mother is the most elegant person imaginable, my father has a disarming sense of humor. Both are extremely creative, which certainly influenced me. My mom used to buy delicious prosciutto. When I saw it, I immediately thought of a top once worn by singer Dua Lipa, which I immediately copied, much to my mother’s delight. Of course, I used cling film and didn’t stick the ham directly to my skin. After all, we wanted to eat it.

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Tom Ford in his favorite look: black velvet jacket, black pants, black shoes, white shirt

ICONIST: How long do you need for an outfit?

hacks: Approximatly one hour. First, I load the original look onto my iPad. Gazettes like US Weekly are always a reliable source. Then there are the catwalks, and it’s always fashion week somewhere in the world. The advantage is that I have a good photographic memory. I remember everything I see. I film the looks with my iPhone, I also do all the editing. My boyfriend may be a filmmaker, but I’m a control freak and a perfectionist. I know exactly how I want it. It’s kind of my morning ritual every two or three days. My sister nods to every video. She is very honest about it.

ICONIST: Your most important style rule in private?

hacks: I believe you can’t buy the style. You really can’t. Style is the confidence of knowing what’s right for you. My mom has the fanciest clothes, lots of vintage, but her style depends on how she puts them together. So few can and do spend fortunes because they are insecure. They need a statement, a complete look. I’m not a big buyer, I’m very anti-waste and keep buying. My mom and I don’t throw anything away. We accumulate our stuff – for decades!

The mustaches she saw in a drugstore before Irish St. Patrick's Day inspired Hicks to design this Prada coat

The mustaches she saw in a drugstore before Irish St. Patrick’s Day inspired Hicks to design this Prada coat

Source: Pietro D’Aprano, via Angelica Hicks

To no one :

The Brit studied art history in London and works as a successful illustrator for many well-known fashion brands. In 2017, her book “Tongue in Chic – The Fabulous Fashion World of Angelica Hicks” was published.. Hicks lives in Brooklyn.

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