geoffrey beene

1960s Geoffrey Beene Colorful Silk Dress

This is a fantastic little dress and a bright and colorful one as well! This is everything I love about Beene! It is meticulously made and has used the finest silk that has been beautifully screened with a gorgeous and bright print. Yet it still has that easy to wear, American sportswear feel to it. The silk used is a silk twill - think Hermes scarf in weight and feel. This type of silk really holds color superbly and this glorious, huge floral print on this confirms that! It has an inner silk bodice over which a looser fitting, more draped exterior is placed. This has a simple scooped neck ad a slit cap sleeve. It bloused gently at the waist. The skirt is soft with a touch of large pleating for fullness and balance to the top. It is cinched in at the waist. A really lovely dress and in superb condition

Bust: 17î flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12î flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: approx 16" from shoulder to waist but it drapes when worn
Skirt: 23" from waist to hem

Note that the largest blue flowers pictured are actually two tones of purple in real life. The oranges are deeper as well. If you love it in the pictures - in person it is better!

The dress is fully lined through the bodice in a tissue silk and with a silk organza through the skirt. It† closes with a back painted metal zipper with a second interior painted metal zipper on the tissue silk layer inside the bodice. Hand finishes. Note that an extra inch could be gained through the waist and an inch or more through the bust by modifying the interior silk inner bodice

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (4-6)

Item# DD874

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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