Vintage James Galanos Cocktail Dress Black Full Skirt Late 1950s 38-31-Free
Fabulous vintage creation is a "Red Carpet" worthy vintage cocktail/evening gown by James Galanos; it is comprised of jet black silk of a substantial weave; The bodice is classic and sleeveless with a wide scoop neckline. The skirt is a "wrap" sort of affair, with a sort of asymmetrical skirt and a button with french buttonhole accent in front. The skirt is voluminous and the bottom 10" of the back hem is slightly padded. It closes at the side with an underarm zipper and hooks/eyes. The skirt is also heavily pleated on both sides. You could add a petticoat for extreme fullness in the skirt.
This is the PURR-fect classic gown for a very formal event you may attend.
Label is Galanos, this one putting this dress between 1954-63. I would say late 1950s based on the type of zipper. This is more than just fashion, it is an investment in fashion history.
Marked Size: none
Total Length: 39”
Length (shoulder to waist): 14”
Length (waist to hem): 25”