The Emperor’s Clothes. This Artwork contains underlying metaphorical messages about society and culture. The shape of the Emperor’s ceremonial gown symbolizes the beauty and extravagance of the past feudal systems in which the privileged few enjoyed the social status of splendid garments made by the slave labor of the workers.
The gown is made out of carry bags from designer shops that are status symbols for the new rich section of modern society. The garments and items that these bags contained continue to be made by workers who are still underpaid and suffer long hours and poor working conditions.