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Woman's "Palazzo Pajamas"

Designed by Irene Galitzine (Italian (born Russia), 1916–2006)
A color contrast between the beaded and unbeaded fabric enhances the drama of this ensemble. The skirt’s front panels and back drapes are made of vivid red silk printed with a large dynamic pattern and small fish-scales, while fish-scale beading covers the jumpsuit beneath, adding orange tones as well as texture. Princess Irene Galitzine, a descendant of Russian nobility, was famous in the early 1960s for her "palazzo pajamas," a luxurious Italian take on at-home wear so glamorous that they were daringly worn even for gala occasions.

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