The Silver Factory Dress for New York Fashion Week

Summer may be somewhat over thanks to Labor Day weekend, (actually, the first day of fall is Wednesday, September 23rd), but the next thing to think about? New York Fashion Week.

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Photo by Alexcia Foster

New York Fashion Week is from September 10th-17th and everyone will be attending the numerous stylish shows happening to showcase the finest upcoming couture.

Photo by Alexcia Foster
Photo by Alexcia Foster

One thing a lot of people love to do is strut around Lincoln Center so they can be seen and photographed for fashion magazines and sites throughout the globe. Normally, I’m on deadline to do the same, but for one season, I decided to give it a shot.

Photo by Alexcia Foster
Photo by Alexcia Foster

My vintage dress is label-less, but it has a lacy black top with an aluminum skirt. It reminded me of Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory.

Andy Warhol at the Silver Factory. Photo from Blog.BlantonMuseum.org.
Andy Warhol at the Silver Factory. Photo from Blog.BlantonMuseum.org.

According to Lomography.com: “Between 1962 and 1984, Andy Warhol had three different locations for his studio: the fifth floor at 231 East 47th Street in Midtown Manhattan, the sixth floor of the Decker Building at 33 Union Square West, and 22 East 33rd Street.” It was where the pop artist had his artwork produced, made films, and hung out with his “superstars.”

Edie Sedgwick at the Silver Factory.
Edie Sedgwick at the Silver Factory.

The site adds: “The original Factory was called by its frequent visitors as the Silver Factory for its tin foil wrappings, silver paint, and also the silver balloons Warhol brought in and left floating around the ceiling. It was decorated by Warhol’s friend, Billy Name, whose apartment was decorated the same way. The Pop artist liked how it was done and asked his friend to do the same for his studio.”

Andy Warhol and his silver "clouds."
Andy Warhol and his silver “clouds.”

The glorious sunshine made this dress seriously sparkle, causing many photographers to snap my photo.

Photo by Alexcia Foster.
Photo by Alexcia Foster.

I couldn’t find this exact dress online, but since the pleated skirt is really the star of this show, I recommend the following: Sunray Pleat Skirt from Topshop for $45, Pleated Metallic Skirt from Bloomingdale’s for $140, a Gunmetal Sequined Maxi Skirt by Venus for $64, or the Metallic Pleated Skirt by AmeriMark for $39.99.

Photo by Alexcia Foster
Photo by Alexcia Foster

How will you celebrate New York Fashion Week this season?

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One thought on “The Silver Factory Dress for New York Fashion Week

  1. This is awesome that all the new yorkers are part of the Fashion week. In Paris only people working in the fashion industry are really caring for this event..

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