1980s Galanos Couture Blue and Yellow Silk Chiffon Gown
This amazing couture creation from James Galanos dates to the late 1970s-early 1980s and combines a beautiful and fine silk with silk chiffon to create that stunning visual effect and depth of the print. Both layers of the silk are done in a yellow and blue print with the silk of the underskirt allowing for a more vivid interpretation of the color because of the fabric choice. Over this he used a silk chiffon in the same two colors but the transparency of the silk gives it a softer, lighter feel. The two layers of diffuse and give the pattern depth and the effect is very beautiful. The cut of the dress has a touch of drama with its elaborate draping. The silk chiffon of the bodice is gathered and set with a high neck and curved front seam. Each sleeve billows above a slim cuff. I love that the back is left open from nape to waist but the two layers of chiffon only allow this fact to be glimpsed upon certain movements so it is like a sexy little secret. The skirt is cut in one long and lean swoop over which more silk chiffon is draped and hand placed. Excellent condition
The bodice is constructed from two layers of silk chiffon. The skirt is a made of a silk that is fully lined in a yellow tissue silk with silk chiffon draped overlay. The dress closes with a low painted metal zipper that starts at the waist. There are a series of hook and eye at the back of the neck and the chiffon in between is left open. Each sleeve closes with a fabric covered button.
Shoulder: approx 14"
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 13" from neck to slight empire waist
Skirt: 41" from slight empire waist 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