1980s Red Quilted Geoffrey Beene Dress
What a stunning dress! This is an amazing example of Geoffrey Beene's work during this time period and it is one of the best made dresses from this time period I have seen in a while. The details in the construction are just wonderful! A leopard-esque printed black on red silk taffeta is mixed with a light black stretch jersey fabric. On the bodice the ed fabric is top stitched in a quilted look and applied over the black base. It is cut and curved to give the illusion of a bombshell silhouette with a definite nod to the corsets. I love that black diamond of fabric in the middle, it nips in the waist even more that the dress is already cut to do! The skirt is an eighties take on the fifties silhouette and is wonderfully full. The edges of it are curved and it has underskirts and bands of stiffened net running through its hems to hold the shape and create that fullness. It is sleek and sexy and in excellent, appears unworn, condition
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 17" from neck to waist
Skirt: 24" from waist to hem
Fully lined in black silk and closes with a back zipper. It has built in skirting made of a combination silk organza and stiffened net - an inner short layer of silk around the hips, over that is a full silk layer whose edge is finished in a 5" band of lace with stiffened net under it to help hold the shape of the skirt. The exterior skirt is lined in silk organza and has a deep hem that also has stiffened net inside all the way around. Each sleeve has a hidden zipper at its cuff and a hook & eye at the wrist.
Modern Sizing equivalent: SML
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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