London, South Kensington
21 November 2006
A pair of hotpants, partially torn, the red and gold lace embroidered with white felt letters studded with clear rhinestones spelling KISS [letters K and I missing]; framed with a black and white publicity photograph of subject and a plaque engraved MADONNA, Roundhay Park, Aug 15th 1987, overall measurements -- 16x23in. (40.7x58.5cm.) framed
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According to the vendor, these hotpants were thrown into the audience during Madonna's performance of a medley of Dress You Up Material Girl at Roundhay Park, Leeds, on 15th August, 1987 during the Who's That Girl tour.
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