Friday, December 08, 2006

Irene Galitzine Personal Archival Collection

Irene Galitzine, Italy’s “fashion princess” whose gowns clothed Jacqueline Kennedy, Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn, died on Friday October 20th 2006, She was 90. She was Russian Aristocracy by birth and Italian by choice, having fled Russia in the October Revolution.

Galitzine, whose design house became one of the hot labels during Rome’s “Hollywood on the Tiber” fashion heyday in the 1960s, died at her home in Italy’s capital, Rome. Thank the Lord, our dearest Cameron was in Rome at the time to snap up this collection of personal archival pieces of runway samples. It has everything from coats and cocktail dresses to her signature look the palazzo pant suit or "Pigiama Pallazo"!

The following pieces are all by Irene Galitzine.

60s, Deadstock Runway Sample. Signature Palazzo evening pantsuit with wild turquoise and purple print.

80s Personal Collection, Cream jersey sleeveless mini-dress with attached wrap effect on skirt that gather gently with little black crystal gem details throughout. SOLD

Personal collection 80s Ruched pink floral motif Organza black and white print mini-dress. Unworn Runway Sample.

80s Runway Sample from her Personal Collection. Rust silk mini-dress with Velvet polkadot pattern on a full skirt.

80s Personal Collection, Burnout Silk Velvet Tunic dress with criss-cross trim and jet bead details in an awesome tone of Terra Cotta.

80s Personal Collection, Canary yellow Panne Burnout Velvet Tunic top with criss-cross motif on the collar and hem. Crystal drop details around the collar for this amazing runway sample. SOLD

1991 Personal Collection, Runway sample, Yellow and Black fine linen and chiffon ruched mini dress. It has a removable finely shredded fabric shoulder effect and is one hot little party dress. SOLD

80s Personal Collection, Unworn Runway sample made in black satin with white musical note print motif. SOLD

60s Personal Collection, Runway Sample blue and white organza A-line dress with dramatic train . SOLD

80s Personal Archive, Pink Tafetta and red Fox fur trimmed dramatic belted opera coat. This will certainly make tongues wag as you saunter through the lobby of the Beverly Hills Hotel on your way to a meeting. SOLD

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