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

Sleeves:approx 19"
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

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED (6-10)

Item# DD758

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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