Thursday, July 31, 2008


James Galanos famously used masculine fabrics in his impeccable women's designs and the monastic V-shaped grey flannel maxi gown below is a triumph of simplicity, modernity, and wonderfully wearable. Using a fabric that is an essential part of any fashionable man's wardrobe, Mr. Galanos takes grey flannel and makes it feminine and infinitely wearable, A simple architectural design with a slight A-line and coordinating belt, this late 60s evening dress has hidden pockets in the front seams at the hips. This provides a perfect place to hide your stash or at least provide you with a warm place for your hands. Speaking of warm, the dress is ideal as the temperature goes down while one's social calendar goes crazy. When the weather outside is frightful (regardless of your Global Warming beliefs, come October, it's grey flannel season!), this dress will take you to the most sublime black-tie affair and keep you warm. It's actually quite chic with flats for entertaining at home, too. So many options.

James Galanos grey flannel A-line maxi evening dress, c 1960s. Modern size 4 SOLD

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