geoffrey beene

1970s Geoffrey Beene Chic Boucle Dress

A gorgeous Geoffrey Beene dress with an amazing waffle weave boucle and fringe detailing. It zips down the front under that amazing fringe detail so once on you have the impression that it has no closures. The bodice skims over the body with short sleeves that have that same fringe treatment.  The waist nips in slightly and the skirt is demure and close to the legs. The fabric is the true standout - the knit has a distinctive 3D waffle pattern that really gives the dress visual interest - it has enough weight to help hold the shape and structure of the dress but is comfortable to wear. Classic Geoffrey Beene! Excellent condition.

Lined in a white silky rayon through the bodice and a silk organza through the skirt. Closes with a hidden set painted metal zipper at the front. There is slight pulling tot he threads of the weave throughout but this is a natural part of aging for this fabric and does not detract. Super size to see please. It is not meant to fit super tight.

Shoulders: 14"
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 27" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1863

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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