1970s Balloon Sleeve Silk Galanos Dress

An exquisite silk Galanos that is absolutely wonderful! Really one of the best I have seen! The print is fabulous as well, black silk chiffon has black dots worked directly into the fabric. Then brilliant turquoise blue squares are screened onto from top to bottom. This, combined with how he has layered the exterior fabric over the same inner fabric give it lots of texture and depth. I adore the ruffles that go down then front and ring the neck and where the sleeves are set into the shoulders. Each cuff and the waist have elastic so its incredibly easy to wear and adjust for fit. The from unbuttons completely to the waist so you can go from refined lady like appeal to sexy seventies vixen with just a few buttons. Even when buttoned tot he neck there is a bit of a keyhole between the neck and next buttons. The sleeves are amazing - very wide and full but all in that near weightless chiffon/ Really absolutely beautiful! Excellent, appears unworn condition

Fully lined in black tissue silk and buttons at the front with small fabric covered buttons that are hidden in the ruffles and a low, hand set  front zipper at the waist. Each sleeve is unlined and has bands of elastic in the cuff. Hand finished inside.

Sleeves: 26" (they pouf up when worn)
Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: to 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 26" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# DD1433

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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