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# 11071 - Original WHITNEY HOUSTON's Gold and Amber Open Knit Slightly Trained Gown Studded with Rhinestones all Over! This dress came to me from someone who was at the A.J. Willner auction, and purchased these directly. Thanks to my super Whitney fan, Jace, who sent me this photo of Whitney in the gown and wrote to me: "Here's a gown we fans are familiar with!" Originally Jace believed this to be worn worn while sitting in the audience at the Ebony Magazine 50th Anniversary Special in November, 1996. However, finally a COLOR photo of that was uncovered, and she was wearing an exact match to this gown in white. Whitney often had various colors of outfits she liked, so we now know she had this gown in white as well as gold. The photo below of Whitney wearing this exact gold gown was thought to be from November, 1998 concert in Atlantic City at Donald Trump's Taj Mahal while promoting her album My Love Is Your Love, There is an article about that event, and one photo of Whitney wearing a red jumpsuit during that show, but in the article it states that Whitney changed out of the red jumpsuit, but sadly it doesn't specify what she changed into.... and I have yet to find any photos or additional information. Perhaps Donald Trump has photos???? :) So it wasn't until I researched even further to find the same photo with an ImageCollect watermark said to be a photo of Whitney wearing this gown at the Cipriani Horel in NYC on November 18, 1998. Photo is by John Barrett/Globe Photos (copywright 1998). There are other photos ( you can google search) of that dinner/show at Cipriani that year showing Donald Trump sitting at a table with Melania (prior to their marriage) and actor Kevin Costner. So researching this gown has been difficult, but looks like it's finally confirmed to be as worn at Cipriani. Whether it was additionally worn at the Taj Mahal the same month/year... hopefully photos will be found! Measures: 62-65" long but as with any bias stretch dress, that length will change depending how much or little you stretch it out! Fantastic gown in great condition. No label inside this piece. There are just a few rhinestones that have come off, but I have them... you'll hardly be able to figure out where they came from! LOVE the open knit long bell sleeves!!!! Slightly trained. Comes with Antiquedress.com COA. Comes with Antiquedress.com COA. FINAL SALE MEMORABILIA ITEM.
Approx. - SIZE 2/4