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callaghan romeo gigli black smock top

callaghan romeo gigli black smock top

Regular price $620.00 USD
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rather than literal references, romeo gigli instead worked to "recreate the emotion produced by a work of art." in the spring / summer of 1987, gigli was named head designer of callaghan, after which both callaghan and his namesake line started to play off each other, blending together a pre-raphaelite pathos with indian, turkish, persian elements found during his travels.

he was fascinated by the roman and byzantine and as a child, his parents had led him to see pompeii and the design of a villa remained imprinted on his conscience. "his essential lines had communicated a serenity and a deep inner elegance for so many centuries", he loved to say, and he wanted to put "the same lasting purity" in the lines of his clothes. 

available is a callaghan spring / summer 1990 black cotton smock top. it has an exaggerated amount of volume, which was accentuated on the runway by being styled over a just as voluminous black skirt, the solemnity of the combination lightened with oversized earrings and hair wrapped in ribbon-- all of which poetically reminds one of paintings of pre-raphaelite women, sitting languishly in draped attire.

tag it 42, but can fit a range of sizes due to voluminous fit

in excellent condition


shoulders: 23.5" (to be worn past natural shoulders)

bust: open, around 72"

waist: open, around 94"

length: 32"

sleeve: around 20.5"


*model is around 5'9", 33" 25" 35"

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