The process of turning Hoffman into Dorothy wasn't an easy task, as every costume had to cover his Adam's apple. Designed by renowned fashion designer Andre Van Pier, this particular dress was also exhibited in a window display in the famous store Saks Fifth Avenue for the film's New York premiere.
The floor-length Andre Van Pier gown is ornately decorated with red sequins, which add weight to the garment. Lined with a sheer red fabric, the dress features a mandarin stand-up collar, a thigh-high slit at the front and a zip fastening running down the back. A paper tag from its later promotional use is attached to the inside reading "No. Tootsie, Style 0122, Size Diamond and Price $25,000". The other side of the label reads "Sak's Fifth Avenue, Window, Tootsie, Film".
Sporadic sequins have fallen off over time exposing loose threads, and the lining has begun to fray in some areas. Due to the delicate nature of the fabric and decoration, the garment is fragile and should be handled with care.
£6,000 - 8,000 M
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.