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Ports 1961 Christopher Makos Altered Images Mini Dress Andy Warhol in Drag Small


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This is a pre-owned mini-dress sold by Ports 61 as part of the 2014 exhibit of photos by Christopher Makos called “Altered Images”.  Makos is known for his close relationship with Andy Warhol whom he met in 1976 - he introduced Warhol to the work of both Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring and taught Warhol how to use his first camera. The Altered Images exhibit started in Milan, and then continued in New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Shanghai.  This dress is printed with an image of Andy Warhol dressed and made up as a woman.  It is styled as a short sleeved mini-dress with a simple line.  The dress is made of black polyester with a silk panel on the front, which is printed in colour, while the right side of the image is printed in black and white on the polyester fabric.  It has a white cotton panel that emanates down from the bottom of the dress.  The back of the dress has a double zipper closure.  

Sizing: The size label read S for small, but please rely on the following measurements for fit, taken from the exterior (please take the cut of the dress into consideration):

Shoulders: 20” across shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam

Bust: 44” around, taken under the arms

Bottom:  38” around

Overall length: 33 1/2”, measured flat to the bottom of the white cottom

Condition:  This dress is in very good condition - there is a pinprick spot next to the photo, near the panel edge, really minor, and a slight bit of edge fray, again, very minor, but mentioned in the interest of full disclosure.  I haven’t tried to remove the tiny spot or clip the fray, but it probably wouldn’t be hard to correct both issues, or do nothing at all as it really isn’t noticeable. 

This dress features a wonderful image by an important photographer of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century!