geoffrey beene

1960s Geoffrey Beene Top Stitch Dress

An amazing, sculptural piece from Geoffrey Beene in the most amazing starched linen fabric with bold white top stitching! It has a definite mod chicness to it! The bodice is dipped deep in the front and it zips to close - an unusual touch. The skirt flares out in an A-line and has a gorgeous rounded front detailing - a signature touch from Beene. I love the rounded collar and how bold it is. This picks up that round front of the skirt and the big round ends of the tie bring all these elements together perfectly! . Little top stitched pockets sit just above each hip. Really a killer piece. Note that the color is a little softer brown in person with a more "textured" feel that the linen gives the fabric - the close up of the belt is closest color wise. Excellent, appears to never have been worn condition.

Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from top of shoulder to hem

The dress is fully lined in a matching fine tissue silk. It closes with a front painted metal zipper and a hook & eye just above the zipper. The pockets on the front are functional and properly finished under the flap and lined in silk. It has its original top stitched tie belt which is in excellent condition.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# DD836

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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