1980s Soft Painting Scenes Silk Chiffon Galanos Set
This is such a pretty and soft Galanos set that is just stunning and I have not seen another like it. Galanos was known as the designer that could rival the French in terms of construction and design. He launched his atelier in 1951 and though he was never a designer that was formally made a couture house he certainly produced clothing with many of the hallmarks that define couture, thus giving him the status as being known as one of the "American Couturiers". I love the soft, muted print used on each of the three pieces of this set. It it a little like wearing a painting and it has a wonderful romantic feel to it. The silk chiffon fabric that he chose to use for all of the pieces is wonderful and really give it a sensual and luxurious feel. The top is a light, bias cut silk chiffon that buttons down the front and has a bit of a box cut. I have shown it used as the top here but you could even use it as a light jacket. The skirt is classic Galanos done in a matching bias cut silk chiffon. The waist nips in and then the skirt cascades to the floor in a widening column of fabric. It moves wonderfully and is a nice larger size too. The set also has its original sash tie that can be used at the neck, as a head wrap or around the waist. It is quite beautiful. Excellent, appears unworn condition.
Both pieces are fully interlined in a soft peach silk chiffon with chiffon ribbon finished edges and weights in the top and french seams in the skirt. The top buttons to close and the skirt closes at the side with a zipper at the waist. Zippers at each cuff.
Bust: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 20" from neck to hem
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 39" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: LRG-XL
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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