1960s Turquoise Couture Beene Dress

Truly a wonderful and unusual dress! I think this is one of the best example of sixties Beene I have ever seen actually! It is a masterpiece in cut with an almost sculptural/architectural nod in its design. Constructed out of a dyed, vivid turquoise, silk linen it has that crisp, almost sharp quality to it when touched. It is one sleek, space age feel with its amazing rounded skirt that is cut so that is hangs perfectly in that shape in both the front and back. The front portion of the skirt is actually an overlay that tops a curved up and in inner skirt. For some reason this "hidden" curve makes me wild for this dress. It did not need to be done functionally but from a design point of view it is just astounding! Big decorative fabric covered pockets sit at each hip and I love the curves seam at the waist on both the front and back of the dress. Museum quality condition

Bust: 17.5î flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16î flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from mid neck at the back to hem

Note the color is a true turquoise - bright and clear - just amazing in person

The dress is fully lined in cotton muslin that has been dyed to match. It closes at the back with an inset zipper. The front flap covers a curved inner skirt as shown. Hand finished

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML (6-8)

Item# DD811

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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