This slightly fitted dress features a fabulous floral print in bright red and metallic gold against a black background. The upper part is crafted from silk satin, the lower part, starting from the hips downwards, is done in brocade with a gold lurex thread woven in. The two fabrics work wonderful together – the top fabric a feminine bold larger-sized floral design in silk satin that goes perfect with the heavy weight also floral but more demure patterned brocade that gives the dress structure and extra dimension. Note the perfection of how the brocade's pattern blend in the satin's (see photo 4). The neckline is kept to a simple scoop and the sleeves long and slim with a hand set zip at wrist. The dress is fully lined in black silk satin with piped silk satin finished interior seams and closes with a fine, painted metal, hand set zip at center back and a hook and eye at the back neck. It finishes just below the knee and is labeled "Galanos" and "Saks Fifth Avenue".
Excellent vintage condition. Seems unworn apart from a well done repair of a tear on the lining at the lower back. Not visible on the outside.
Shoulders: 39 cm – 15.4" (seam to seam)
Bust: 94 cm – 37"
Waist: 82 cm – 32.3"
Hips: 102 cm – 40.2"
Sleeve length: 58 cm – 22.8"
Length: 100 cm – 39.4"
Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust, waist and hips.
Approximate Modern Sizes: Germany (36)-38 / UK (10)-12 / USA (6)-8