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Mother and Daughter Who Turn Paper Into Dresses Get Vogue Treatment

May 2 2014 - 10:23am

Everyone in the fashion industry is busy preparing for Monday night's Met Gala, including one of our favorite designing duos, Angie and Mayhem. The mother-daughter team, who gained attention earlier this year for turning leftover construction paper into high-fashion-inspired gowns [1], are designing again for Monday's big event. The pair teamed up with Vogue, the host of the annual gala, to re-create some iconic looks from past years and began posting them on Vogue's Instagram feed today [2].

The two got their start after Angie noticed that her daughter, who the mother calls Mayhem online, no longer liked her princess dresses. So the photographer suggested they design their own outfits. While many think that Angie does all the work, she says that's not the case.

"The ideas are pretty much a 50/50 split, but Mayhem constructs a lot more than most people would probably believe," Angie told The Huffington Post at the time. [3] "At this point, she knows exactly how many sheets of construction paper she needs to make herself a top and a bottom. She can lay the entire thing out and tape it together all by herself."

Each day, the two cut and tape a truly one-of-a-kind outfit that they then share on Angie's website, Fashion by Mayhem [4]. While Angie doesn't know if this will be a lifelong passion for her daughter, she is happy that they have this special time together.

"I have no idea if it will continue, but as long as she wants to make them, we'll keep doing it." Scroll down through to see the duo's Vogue designs, as well as other cute and colorful creations.

Source: Instagram user voguemagazine [5]

Darling in Dolce

Mayhem rocked an iconic Dolce & Gabbana-inspired suit.

Source: Instagram user voguemagazine [6]


Oscar de la Renta may have some competition.

Source: Instagram user voguemagazine [7]

Pretty in Plaid

Move over, Sarah Jessica Parker [8]! Mayhem was too cute in her version of a Met Gala gown worn by the Sex and the City star.

Source: Instagram user voguemagazine [9]

All the Frills

We love this homage to Alexander McQueen's 2012 Met Gala gown.

Source: Instagram user voguemagazine [10]

Pitch Perfect

Singer Taylor Swift [11] inspired this bright yellow dress.

Source: Instagram user 2sisters_angie [12]

Birthday Beauty

A special occasion calls for a special outfit.

Source: Instagram user 2sisters_angie [13]

Pretty Princess

Mayhem is obsessed with Frozen [14] and showed her love with this Elsa-inspired piece.

Source: Instagram user 2sisters_angie [15]

Pretty in Pink

Mayhem gets inspiration from everything, including her Barbie doll.

Source: Instagram user 2sisters_angie [16]

Pop of Purple

Someone's excited to wear this spunky dress.

Source: Instagram user 2sisters_angie [17]

Warm-Weather Attire

The duo used old Travel and Leisure magazines to create this resortwear look.

Source: Instagram user 2sisters_angie [18]

Crazy For Patterns

Angie was hesitant to use so many patterns, but Mayhem proved that this isn't a bad look.

Source: Instagram user 2sisters_angie [19]

A Whole Lotta Collor

Mayhem made this outfit to celebrate her grandmother's birthday.

Source: Instagram user 2sisters_angie [20]

Heart on Her Sleeves

Mayhem celebrated Valentine's Day in this adorable creation.

Source: Instagram user 2sisters_angie [21]

Cute as a Button

Mayhem's must-have accessory: her stuffed bunny.

Source: Instagram user 2sisters_angie [22]

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