Traphagen School of Fashion, New York 1943.
Los Angeles Company Museum of Art 1974, Institute of Technology, New York 1976; work represented in perm, collections including Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Smithsonian Institute Washington and Art Institute of Chicago; numerous fashion Began career selling sketches to New York clothing mfrs. Worked for Hattie Carnegie 1944. Assistant, to Jean Louis, head designer, Columbia Studios, Hollywood 1946-1947.
Apprentice, Robert Piguet, Paris 1947-1948. Designer, Davidow, New York 1949-1950. Est. own business, Galanos Originals, Beverly Hills, California 1951-1983, Los Angeles since 1983.
Produced collection of couture-quality furs in collaboration with Neustadter Furs 1968. Designed costumes for Rosalind Russell in films Never Wave at a WAC, 1952, and Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad 1967. Retrospective.
Exhibitions include restrospectives Costume Council of Los Angeles County Museum Art, 1974, Fashion Institute of Technology, 1976, Costume Institute Museum Fine Arts, Houston, 1987, Galanos Retrospective, 1951-1992, 1997, Cleveland History Society, 1996, 45 year career retrospective Los Angeles County Museum Art, 1997.