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Alexander Wang created this dress out of 500 American Express cards

Alexander Wang created this dress out of 500 American Express cards

For the 2015 CFDA Awards

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American designer Alexander Wang hit the CFDA Awards red carpet with model Anna Ewers last week. Ewers was wearing an eye-catching gold mini-dress, which was in fact created out of 500 gold American Express cards. Get the scoop here...

Thanks to an impressive red carpet, and a long list of worthy winners this unique story missed our radar last week at the 2015 CFDA Awards. However, we can now reveal that the eye-catching mini dress that model Anna Ewers wore as she posed next to designer Alexander Wang was in fact created out of American Express cards. 500 gold ones to be exact.

"I love innovative techniques such as bonding, welding and other treatments that feel really modern and can entirely change the make of a garment,” Wang said of the bespoke creation.

"We were exploring the concept of re-purposing iconic items, and the idea of the American Express card came up. I was fascinated with the idea of using the iconic Gold card as a starting point for a dress, and altering the shape and texture of the card into a fluid surface, similar to the chain mail that we used in our Fall 2015 collection," Wang added.

Take a look at the close up detail shot below and take a look at the new Alexander Wang Cruise 2016 collection here.

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A closer up look at the dress

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