Wednesday, February 22, 2012


If you are still looking for an Oscar dress or maybe you are planning your wedding this Galanos beaded gown is just what you will need to look fabulous and chic. There is so much to say about James Galanos and the way he changed the fashion world, besides wearing all the most important woman in America from nancy Raegan to Kim Basinger.

Anne-Marie Schiro of New York Times wrote about James Galanos "To him, fashion is all about making women look beautiful, and he has devoted 44 years of his life to designing clothes to that end." Bernardine Morris in an introduction to the catalogue of Galanos' retrospective exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum in 1996 wrote: "He was always a hero to all those who worshiped at the feet of fashion, not just those who wore the clothes, Galanos was heralded as the equal of any of the mythic group of French designers who represented the apotheosis of fashion. The difference, then and now, is that Galanos' clothes were ready-to-wear; the French Haute Couture made custom clothes. In this, he is truly an American designer. For, in this country, it is ready-to-wear that dominates fashion, a lesson the French learned after he pointed the way. This may be James Galanos' major contribution to the fashion world: he brought brilliance and quality to styles meant to be bought off the rack".

James Galanos Ivory one-shoulder evening gown with beads and sequins. Size 2, c.1970's. SOLD

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