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Westphal College's Fashion Council Inducts Legendary Designer James Galanos into Philadelphia Fashion Hall of Fame

November 16, 2006

GalanosFashion legend and Philadelphia native James Galanos will be inducted into the Philadelphia Fashion Hall of Fame by The Philadelphia Fashion Council at a gala event at the Union League by the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University on November 16th, 2006. This award is presented to a renowned designer who has had a profound impact in the fashion industry. The proceeds of the gala will benefit Westphal fashion design students . Galanos is regarded by many as the master of couture fashion. His proficient composition, use of silk fabrics and hand beading has garnered James loyalty from several high profile clients. Galanos has designed gowns for such clients as Diana Ross, Nancy Reagan, Betsey Bloomingdale and Judy Garland.

James Galanos has been the recipient of numerous awards including: the Coty Fashion Awards Hall Of Fame; The Council of Fashion Designers of America Lifetime Achievement Award; Society?s Stanley Award; The Crystal Ball Award from The Fashion Group, Inc of Philadelphia; The Fashion Award from the Drexel Institute of Technology; the London Sunday Times International Award; The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Golden 44 Award; The Los Angeles City Of Achievement; a Diploma di Merito from the Universita delle arte Terme; Mayoral Proclamation, James Galanos Day. Galanos' garments can be found in costume collections around the world, and he is still making his presence known in the fashion world today.

  • James Galanos Gala
  • Thursday, November 16, 2006
  • Union League, 140 South Broad Street
  • 6:30pm Cocktails, 7:30pm Dinner
  • Tickets start at $350. (Black tie) All proceeds benefit Westphal College's Fashion Design program
  • For information: Susie Buonfiglio at 215-895-2114