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Woman's cocktail dress

Knee length black plain weave crepe cocktail dress designed by James Galanos. The bodice has three layered lapels and two overlapping collars. Hidden just below the lapels are two hook and eye closures. Fabric has been gathered at the waist, shoulder, and cuff, creating fullness. Each wide...

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Credit Line

Gift of Julia Anderson Frankel

American, 1993

Object Place

United States


Center back: 101.6 cm (40 in.) Belt: 2 x 34 1/2 in. (5.1 x 87.6 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (crepe) and silk plain weave (chiffion) with silver metal and rhinestone buttons; silk satin and patent leather belt


Textiles and Fashion Arts