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James Galanos Purple Polka Dot Silk Pleated Dress w Silver Sequins

SKU: 2817
Regular price $1,000.00
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This glamorous James Galanos vintage dress makes a statement in purple polka dot silk chiffon, and has no shortage of details. It has a semi-sheer overdress with long bishop sleeves and heavy knife pleating. The pleats are held in place with swirling lines of bead-through sequins, creating an abstract design across the bodice. The pleats and beading continue on the sleeves, down to the dramatic beaded cuffs.

The stitched pleats stop at the waist, allowing the dress to hang freely, offering tons of movement.

This gorgeous dress zips in the back, and goes over a slip dress that is nude with an overlayment of the same purple and white polka dot fabric. The under dress zips up the side.

It seems like the under dress may have been altered, taken in slightly at the bust. It looks as if it can be undone if desired. Circa late 1970's or early 1980s and purchased at the high end boutique, Martha. It has shoulder pads that can be removed if desired.

We estimate this to fit a modern day size 8/10 but please review the measurements.

Under dress measurements:

BUST: 40"


HIPS: 46"


Over dress:



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