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1960s Geoffrey Beene Burnt Pumpkin Colored Backless Chiffon Dress

I have this same dress in a green & blue version that is also currently available in the shop. If you want to see it in that color option, please click here to pop directly to that listing.

I particularly love the work of Geoffrey Beene, especially his evening wear. It always has this combination of elegance and sexiness with great details and workmanship that makes you feel that you are really wearing something special. Here we have a beautiful and very sexy silk chiffon bias cut gown with a fabulous square cut out back. The color of the dress is very unusual. The color has been achieved by layering a deep brown semi-sheer chiffon over an inner vivid orange layer of chiffon over a nude lining. This combination makes the final resulting color a deep burnt pumpkin. It also gives the fabric a depth and texture that seems to change in different lights and also changes when the fabric move over each other as you move. The bodice has a wide band at the waist that has an attached tie that wraps and snaps into place and then ties at the front. The arms are cut to be fuller near the body. They begin from the top of the waist band and then narrow as they reach each cuff. The skirt swings out from the waist and there is literally yards and yards of fabric in it - if you twirl it is a full circle. The neck is cut in a wide scoop across the front but the back is left completely bare - that bit of sexiness I mentioned above. It is just absolutely stunning. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a nude silk crepe, it closes with a low back, hand set zipper and the attached waist tie snaps into place around the waist and then ties and snaps at the front. Each sleeve has hidden snaps at the wrist. Hand finishes

Sleeves: 27" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 25.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16.5" from top of bodice to lower waist band, with the included band being approx 4.25"
Skirt: 42" from the bottom of the waist band to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2146

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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