Artifact Details

Title

Sandy Lerner custom IPO dress

Catalog Number

102717910

Type

Physical object

Date

1990

Manufacturer

Lerner, Sandy

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Dimensions

overall: 49 in x 16 1/2 in x 1/8 in

Description

The dress designed and made by Sandy Lerner, co-founder of Cisco, for Cisco's IPO in February 1990.

Category

Ephemera/clothing

Curator Notes

When companies decide to offer shares to the public, they have an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Cisco co-founder Sandy Lerner wore this dress to her company's IPO on February 16, 1990. Lerner herself made the dress, which incorporates $100 bills in the fabric. At the IPO party, a string quartet played "We're in the Money!" Forbes magazine considered the Cisco IPO the top performing IPO of the 1990s.

Credit

Gift of Sandy Lerner

Lot Number

X6534.2012

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