Graphic 1960s James Galanos Silk & Wool Dress & Jacket Set
This wonderful dress and graphic jacket set is a testament to the greatness of James Galanos who just recently passed away at the age of 92. Galanos was one of the great American Couturiers and his work stays relevant season after season. This set is exceptional and I think that when you see it on person you will be even more pleased. There is a texture and weight to the fabric and a sculptural quality to the line of both pieces that do not convey as well on camera. The fabric is a black wool that has an almost rough canvas feel to its finish. It has a decent weight to it that allows it to hold the lines Galanos intended. The dress is cut with strict lines that have an angular finish around the neckline, emphasized further by seaming in a thick thread. It curves in at the waist with vertical seaming and then the skirt flares out with an almost triangular shape. The jacket has a front inset of a silk in a graphic black and white design and buttons to close with big white buttons. The sleeves are remarkable with a inset pleat running down each that open just above the wrist. It is very chic and structured and impeccably made with lots of couture level, hand finished put into the construction. It is am amazing original Galanos piece that is extremely collectible and infinitely wearable. Excellent condition.
The jacket and dress are both fully lined in a fine black silk that is hand set. The jacket closes down the front with buttons and the dress closes with a side zipper that runs along a seam.
Bust: 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 21" from neck to hem
Bust: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 41" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.