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c 1951 James Galanos Cherry Red Silk Chiffon Party Dress

Beautiful vintage, circa 1951, party dress by the most superb of American designers, James Galanos. Known for his beautiful, near couture construction, this dress is sure to quench the thirst of even the most devoted collector. Comprised of layers and layers of paper thin cherry red silk chiffon, an elegant lady would simply float through a crowd in this amazing piece. Modest high neckline in front with short sleeves and a swooping back with tiny buttons from the waist up. Red silk satin piping around neckline and sleeves with matching thin satin belt. Extremely rare example of the earliest Galanos label, used from 1951-55. Fully lined in silk.

Excellent vintage condition. Freshly cleaned and ready to wear. We found one tiny area (approx 3mm) in the front shoulder where the very top layer of chiffon is thinning. It is only in the top layer and shows red beneath it. Absolutely invisible when worn. Best fits a petite XS.
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