1980s Fine Geoffrey Beene Curved Sequin Fitted Dress
I love Geoffrey Beene's work during this time period and this particular dress is just divine. Really a special piece. The workmanship is very fine and it is surprisingly light weight while still keeping a sculptural feel to it - a tough balance to keep when you put this many details into a piece. The body of the dress is made of a fine black silk crepe, with the bodice and sleeves entirely covered by deep copper sequins. The sequin work is quite beautiful and they are applied in dense overlapping rows making the fabric seems almost liquid as it moves with you. It is cut full through the bodice so just skims over the bust and that curves inset of black between the sequins creates length and slimness. The extensive seam work that runs up that curved part and opens into the waist is amazing. These flat sewn pleats open into soft curving gathers that create the shape of the waist. From there the skirt skims over the hips to the hem. It is really an amazing dress and a testament to Beene's genius. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a fine black silk and closes with a back hidden set zipper. Each sleeve has a hidden set zipper at the cuff. Exceptional interior finishes. Rounded padding in each shoulder
Shoulders: no true defined sleeves
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 38" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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