james galanos

1960s Crepe & Rhinestone Galanos Dress

Sometimes having black pieces on the site makes me nutty because it is so hard to convey the amazing details properly when trying to photo them. This stunning dress by James Galanos definitely falls into that category because as great as it may look in the photos the reality is far far greater! It is extraordinarily well made and has a very fashion forward feel to it. It literally feels like it could have came off the runways of today. Wide simple straps curve over the shoulder almost jumper style and are secured tot he front with large rhinestone encrusted square buttons. Under these the bodice is simple and skims over the waist. The skirt is deceptive when you stand still as it appears somewhat lean and sleek, however there are triangular insets all around that give it an immense amount of volume and create maximum drama when you move! Wear it as shown or layer something under it or over it - it really has endless styling possibilities! Excellent, appears unworn condition!

Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: 41" from neck to hem

The main panels are lined in a black tissue silk. The panels that are set through the skirt to create the extra volume are unlined. The seams inside are finished with ribbon edging. It closes with a hidden set side zipper. All the rhinestones are present in the buttons and they are a true white and black on a gold colored base.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML (6-8)

Item# DD1073

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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