Thursday, February 02, 2012

James Galanos Dress - 1965

The work of Galanos is as close to true haute couture as you can get in a ready-to-wear garment. Each piece is hand finished with the finest of details and intricate construction.  This evening gown and matching coat ensemble from 1965 is made from sheer tiger stripe silk chiffon.  The coat closes at the back neck and waist (yes, the back!) with tiny cord ties.  Worn with great panache by model Donyale Luna.