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Woman's Evening Dress

Designed by James Galanos, American, 1924 - 2016. Embroidered by D. Getson, Eastern Embroidery, Los Angeles.

Made in United States, North and Central America


Beads and sequins on sheer silk crepe

Center Back Length: 60 inches (152.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Gift of the designer, 1957

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Layers of bugle beads and sequins, painstakingly stitched onto sheer silk by skilled workers at D. Getson Eastern Embroidery of Los Angeles, create a textural, perfectly matched tartan on this body-hugging sheath. This dress is a ready-to-wear design—like others created by Philadelphia- James Galanos at his California fashion house—but meticulous in construction and detailing.