Galanos, James, 1924-2016

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Galanos, James, 1924-2016

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James Galanos was an American fashion designer whose clientele consisted of famous individuals. After studying at Traphagen School of Fashion, Galanos worked as an assistant to designer Hattie Carnegie, and interned in Paris for couturier Robert Piguet. He then relocated to Los Angeles, where he worked as a sketcher for Jean Louis, a costume designer at Columbia Pictures. Galanos started his company Galanos Originals in 1950, and designed formalwear for clients including Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, and Jacquline Kennedy. Galanos designed Grace Kelly's wedding dress for her wedding to Rainier III, prince of Monaco in 1956, and most famously created dresses for Nancy Reagan.


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