James Galanos Evening Dress
James Galanos designed this elegant two
piece evening dress in the 1970's.
Lightweight black silk crepe is used for
both pieces. The fabric is gathered into
a basket weave pattern at the yoke and
over the hips.
The intricacy of this hand work is just
amazing. The top of the dress has a
round neckline, cut in arm holes typical
of this period, a gently flowing bodice
and a center back zipper. The skirt is
long and narrow with a fitted waistband.
The basket weave pattern is repeated at
the hip line, and a gathered overskirt
falls gently below. This overskirt
tapers to a longer length at the back.
The skirt is fully lined and there is a
center back zipper. Both pieces are in
excellent condition. These pieces work
beautifully together but they can also
be worn separately with items in your