Property from the Estate of James Galanos

John Galanos with a model in 1961.

Rago is delighted to offer property from the estate of American fashion designer and couturier James Galanos (1924 - 2016) who dressed America’s elite for decades, perhaps most notably Nancy Reagan. Over the course of his long career he was the recipient of many accolades including several Coty Awards, a lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and a bronze plaque on Seventh Avenue’s Fashion Walk of Fame. The Los Angeles Museum of Art held a retrospective of his work in 1997 and, after his retirement the following year, he stated: “The most important thing I have done is to maintain what I started out to do. I never deviated from what was most important, which was quality.”