1980s Geoffrey Beene Silk Couture Gown

This is an amazing Geoffrey Beene and I would bet was a custom or runway piece. It is absolutely impeccably made and the amount of fabric in it is astounding. Lots of couture level details - like the tissue silk chiffon lining that feels like nothing else when you wear it! The top is made of an almost chenille like fabric but with a finer and tighter plush - its been puckered and gathers - I suspect by hand so the illusion of a bed of flowers is created. It is fitted and made to follow and form exactly to the body. The skirts billow out from the waist and three full, full layers of silk chiffon have been used. Each has yards and yards of fabric in them - the amount of silk used is mind blowing! The layer between is a different shade of red so you get this fantastic effect and when you sit the layers show separate for the most delicious effect. Each of those layers is weighted with a wide silk satin edging so they have some weight and drape. A double peak belt in the deeper shade of red used in the middle layer of the skirt wraps and cinches the waist. Its astounding and appears to have never been worn! Mint condition.

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