geoffrey beene

1960s Geoffrey Beene Lace & Silk Dress

A drop dead gorgeous and early Geoffrey Beene dress in an amazing combination of decadent black silk taffeta and a beautiful fine lace backed by a nude colored silk! The bodice is fitted with long sleeves and a high neckline. The detail on the top ore heavenly - the each cuff ends in a ruffle of lace and a sparkling rhinestone encrusted buttons sits nestled within each ruffle. Down the front is beautiful ruffled lace derailing with a strip of edges silk ribbon running down the center and five more of the stunning buttons! The waist can be cinched with the side belt. The skirt twirls out from the waist and is fuller then it first appear- deep inverted pleats are set all around so it has lots of fabric. The silk fabric has just enough weight to help hold the shape and structure of the dress but is comfortable to wear and feels modern and chic. Excellent condition.

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulder: 15"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 17" from neck to waist
Skirt: 24" from waist to hem

The bodice is fully lined in a nude silk crepe except for the sleeves and the skirt has a silk organza lining that follows the pattern. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. Each sleeve snaps to close with hidden snaps below the decorative rhinestone encrusted button. There are 5 more decorative rhinestone set buttons that run down the front. The original slip buckle belt and is in excellent condition. There is a small addition of velcro to the belt to help hold it in place - this could be removed or adjusted if needed for the perfect fit. There is a very very slight change of color to the lace around the neck and near the seam under one arm. These do not distract in any way.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# DD1092

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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