Woman's Ensemble: Coat, Dress, and Shoes

Designed by James Galanos, American, born 1924. Shoes made by Evins, New York. Worn by Catherine Galanos-Burpulis.

Made in United States, North and Central America

Fall 1958

Voided silk velvet, mink

Dress (Length): 41 inches (104.1 cm) Coat (Length): 43 1/2 inches (110.5 cm) Shoes (Length): 9 1/2 inches (24.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Gift of Catherine Galanos-Burpulis, the designer's oldest sister, 2001

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Galanos made this ensemble, with matching shoes by David Evins, for his sister. Animal patterns such as the dramatic voided velvet fabric used here were a favorite of the designer throughout his career.