International Decorative Art

Souper Dress

Souper Dress

Design Date 1966-1967

Designer Andy Warhol (1928-1987, American)

Media fabric of 80% cellulose and 20% cotton

Dimensions 36 1/4 x 46 inches

Inspired by Andy Warhol’s classic Pop Art series of Campbell’s Soup Cans, this dress was sold by the Campbell’s Soup Company in the late 1960s. The dress was a form of advertisement for Campbell’s, combining the fad of paper dresses with Warhol’s popularizing of soup can images. The dress is made of paper and was sent to individuals through the mail after they sent in two Campbell’s soup can labels and $1.00. The dress could not be washed, and was therefore only intended to be worn once or twice. It could be cut to the appropriate hem length using the stripes at the bottom.

ON VIEW in Video Room 16

Markings unsigned

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2002.0076