Saturday, January 10, 2009


James Galanos is a living National Treasure and an American Icon. His designs from the 1950s to mid 1990s are the epitome of elegance and famous for being as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. The 1970s brown one chiffon Galanos creation below showcases a beautiful hand-embroidered asymmetric one shoulder top that seductively crosses the torso to your right hip. The cut is very simple which makes the detailed embroidery all the more incredible against a sophisticated cocoa backdrop. Decades has always loved brown for black tie as it's unexpected and compliments so many skin types. James Galanos quality is truly on par with any Parisian Haute Couturier. We will be offering many more examples of great American designs in the coming weeks, including a stellar Halston black shirred jersey one-shoulder dress from 1982. If you love costume jewelry, we have just purchased a large private collection of mostly 1970s Kenneth Jay Lane animal cuffs. Nearly 75 pieces will be catalogued, photographed, and blogged as soon as we can. Also, if you admire James Galanos as much as we do, make sure you keep an eye out for a Golden Globe attendee in a vintage Galanos from Decades tomorrow night! She's going to look amazing!

James Galanos outstanding one shoulder mocha embroidered on chiffon evening gown, c. 1970s. Modern 4 to 6 SOLD
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