geoffrey beene

1980s Fine Geoffrey Beene Iridescent Lace Dress

This dress is just divine. Really one of the best cocktail dresses from this period I have had. The workmanship is very fine and it is surprisingly light weight - it is made of a fine, fine metallic lace and lined in nothing but a nude colored silk so it feels like air once on.  The lace that makes up the exterior is beautiful - it is a fine chocolate colored lace, whose threads have been treated or coated with an iridescent metallic sheen that in the light goes from a deep copper hue to one that almost has a pink undertone to it. It is fitted to perfection. The bodice skims over you with the neckline and capped sleeves left with the lace edging. The waist is seam for shape and then skirt skims over the hips and it ends well above the knee but not so much as to take away its feeling of being high end. It is really an amazing dress and a testament to Beene's genius. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a nude silk and closes with  back hidden set zipper.

Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15.5" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 19" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1821

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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