1950s Galanos Black Structured Dress
A fantastic late 1950s Galanos that shows the level of control and excellent he had when it came to form and structure. A textured black wool is cut almost architecturally to make this classic little black dress. You can see the influence of other houses - Balenciaga for example - in the rounded shoulders and strong A-line skirt. A single deep inverted pleat is built into each side of the skirt which helps to hold the shape and give ease for movement. The bodice is simple, with a rounded silhouette and huge buttons down the front that offer a wonderful contrast to the texture of the fabric. The little notch at the top of where the slightly off set buttons finish give it a subtle bit of refined sexiness. I love it! Excellent condition
Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: 18" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from top of shoulder to bottom hem
Fully lined in fine black tissue silk and it closes with the front buttons. Hand finished, customs buttons
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival
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