Highly desireable and quite rare, designed by noted artist/fashion designer Stephen Sprouse with full frontal image of the Empire State building taken from the historically significant 8 hour documentary 1964 film by Andy Warhol entitled "Empire". According to the Warhol Museum, this was the first 8 hour film done at that time and exhibited in slow motion/extended time.
According to the museum the Warhol image of Manhattan's Empire State bldg. represents a variety of fascinating images; such as the obvious phallic symbol; early travel films in which "wonders of the world" were presented cinematically.
The gown inself is a fascinating and unusual style. Fashioned of poly satin, in colors of black, silver, grey. Strapless, sideless, backless (secured across upper back by a strip of clear plastic velcro). Extra long slit in front and back of dress. Circa 1998 Sprouse Collection and has never been worn. New mint condition.
Label: Stephen Sprouse/Andy Warhol Estate. Size: 42 (American size 8).