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James Galanos Retrospective on View at Drexel University

James Galanos’ artistry is the focus of a new exhibition at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts and Design.
Presented by the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, “James Galanos: Design Integrity” features about 60 ensembles and is on view through Jan. 8. From the post-war through the Nineties, the show’s body of work explores his meticulous construction and embellishment. The setting of Philadelphia is suitable for the American designer, who was born in the city. Galanos died two years ago at the age of 92 in Los Angeles.
Drawing heavily from the 740 ensembles — with some consisting of four pieces each — that comprise the James G. Galanos Archive at Drexel University, Clare Sauro, FHCC director and chief curator, said she was struck by how involved his designs were. “The thing that really startled me was the complexity of his garments and his ability to take things that you wouldn’t ordinarily think would work and somehow get the balance and the proportion just right so that it was slightly off-kilter and unexpected, but just absolutely wonderful.” she said. “Sometimes I would look at something and say, ‘OK, you can’t put those three or four fabrics together, but somehow

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