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While the dress may evoke the "cheongsam", a from-fitting traditional Chinese dress style, its construction is along the lines of high-necked form-fitting Western gowns from the Belle-Epoque period, but the dragon motif adds a distinct Asian influence, dazzling in its execution in gold and silver sequins on luxurious satin.
The combined elements of this dress represent Galanos' design philosophy of feminine perfection. The colour blocking is indicative of the sixties when bold, bright colours were the rage, not only on the West Coast but across the US. The heavy use of chiffon is a typical characteristic, adding the uttermost quality of femininity. The fine seaming and the closures, all immaculately executed, show the exquisite craftsmanship behind this colourful, flowing gown. © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan ...