As we count down to the star-studded Met Gala tonight (and wait for the pics from the Anna Wintour Costume Center grand opening to roll in—FLOTUS alert!), let’s marvel at the creative ingenuity and sheer cuteness of the latest homage to the annual Fashion Prom. Not sure if you’ve heard of Mayhem, the four-year-old fashion aficionado whose exploits are well-documented via her mom’s Instagram, 2sisters_angie and her blog fashionbymayhem.com. Mayhem first hit the Interwebs with her FLAWLESS re-creations of red carpet dresses made out of tissue paper, craft paper, and tape. (Seriously.)
Well, leading up to this evening’s festivities, those top-notch tastemakers at Vogue have tapped the little diva to model a few looks honoring memorable, designer creations worn by A-listers on Met Ball red carpets past. Squee! Let’s take a look:
First up: Sarah Jessica Parker’s tartan and tulle Alexander McQueen gown worn in theme for the 2006 “AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion” exhibition.
Little Mayhem even has her red carpet pose down pat.
For the 2009 The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion opening, Rihanna went edgy in a sculptural Dolce & Gabbana pantsuit.
This has got to be the best use of tissue paper and packing tape that I have ever seen. And here’s to Mayhem’s tenacious Blue Steel gaze.
For the 2011 gala celebrating Alexander McQueen, Jennifer Lopez opted for a bold fuchsia creation by Gucci.
Seriously, check out the expert pleating on that paper skirting. And the flowers. Exquisite (and adorbs)!
For the 2012 Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations gala, Florence Welch wore this divine snow-queen work of art by Alexander McQueen.