Designed by James Galanos, American
Beads and sequins on sheer cotton
Center Back Length: 60 inches (152.4 cm)
Gift of the designer, 1957
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The opening exhibition in the Joan Spain Gallery, A Passion for Perfection highlights works from the Museum's costume collection by three award-winning fashion designers from Philadelphia: James Galanos, Gustave Tassell, and Ralph Rucci.
Connected by a web of personal influence and shared roots, each of these couturiers has had an illustrious career, bringing to ready-to-wear apparel the craftsmanship and attention to detail that marks Paris haute couture.