A Tribute to James Galanos will pay homage to the late American designer (1924-2016) with an exhibition spanning five decades of his designs from the permanent collection and private lenders, as well as never before seen photographs from his personal archives. A supporter of the Museum’s programs, Galanos personally donated a group of his designs to the fashion collection in 1990 and participated in several of its events.
Highlights will include gowns made for Galanos’ clients including Sybil Harrington, Kitty Carlyle Hart, Nancy Reagan, Ann Bonefory Taylor and Marie Vanderbilt Whitney as well as contemporary collectors including Tatiana Sorokko, and Susan Byram.
A Tribute to James Galanos is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. It is made possible through the generosity of donors to the Museum's annual fund.
Left: James Galanos, American 1924-2016. Black Chantilly lace dinner dress with "see through" bodice, 1987. Gift of Mr. James G. Galanos. Photo: Ken Howie.
Center: James Galanos, c. 1950s. Gray tweed jacket, gray tweed skirt, pin checked silk blouse. Gift of Mrs. Thelma Davis.
Right: James Galanos, Dress, c. 1970s. Wool crepe, silk chiffon and bead embroidery. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Betsy Boich.