NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01:  Alexander Wang and Anna Ewers attend the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards  at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Alexander Wang and muse Anna Ewers at the 2015 CFDA Awards

You may or may not recall that at the 1995 edition of the Oscars, costume designer Lizzy Gardiner crafted and wore a dress made entirely of expired American Express Gold Cards. Well, Alexander Wang just gave her a cheeky nod in a big way: He designed a dress using more than 500 AmEx cards for this year’s CFDA Awards.

Lizzy Gardiner’s gold AmEx dress from the Oscars Awards, 1995
Anna Ewers in the iconic dress made out of repurposed cards
Close up of the AmEx card dress

His muse, model Anna Ewers, wore the creation, a decidedly more demure (and stylish) take on the idea. Ewers’s version is a chain-like mini studded throughout with the repurposed cards and paired with sky high flatform boots from his fall/winter 2015 collection. The resulting look, which showed off the model’s fit physique, is a DIY dream.