Lot # 853 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Dorothy Michaels' (Dustin Hoffman) Red Sequined Dress

Stock #100803

Dorothy Michaels' (Dustin Hoffman) red sequined dress from Sydney Pollack's Academy Award-nominated comedy Tootsie. Michael Dorsey's (Dustin Hoffman) female persona Dorothy wore her glamorous dress during a montage of photoshoots for various magazine covers after gaining popularity as the new star of daytime soap opera Southwest General. The dress was also worn for the poster and publicity photographs to promote the film.

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

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

This item is on consignment and is sold under the margin scheme for collector's items; no VAT is due.
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