geoffrey beene

1960s Geoffrey Beene Silk Crepe Dress

A phenomenal little dress from the iconic Geoffrey Beene. This has one of the earliest Beene labels so would have been from a collection shortly after he opened his own house in New York in 1963 on 7th Avenue. Beene is a multiple Coty Award winner and one can easily see why when you look at the details in this wonderful dress. Still modern in feel, its stunning lines are perfectly balanced. The bodice is sleek and the neckline high, and the skirt is surprisingly full - cut much like a fifties swing skirt with lots of yardage. I love the use of the black silk taffeta to trim the sleeves, waist and hem. The taffeta detailing is perfection and is folded into tight knife pleats with couture level precision to add weight and interest. This dress is a clever blend of refinement and subtle details that are quite cutting edge. Excellent condition

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