c1972 Geoffrey Beene Silk Black & White Dot Dress
I have had the twin of this dress in the shop ages ago and was so pleased to have another become available. This is one of my favorite designs from Mr Beene and feels as fresh and wearable now as when it was first deigned. The Geoffrey Beene Boutique label was launched in 1972 and I believe this to be from early on in that launch as you can clearly see the sixties influence in the design. The bodice is cut to skin over the bust with long, slim sleeves and a high neckline. The skirt twirls out from the waist and is amazingly full - it reminds me of a version of the skater skirt, or a 1950s circle skirt, and this fullness really allows it to move and swirl. The waist nips in above that full skirt for shape and balance. The fabric is a woven polished silk and has enough weight to help hold the shape and structure of the dress but is comfortable to wear. It closes with a zipper that runs down the front so that you could wear the neckline open if you wish. Excellent condition.
Interlined in a black silk and closes at the front with a painted metal and nylon zipper. Pockets are hidden along seam inset at the front from the hips
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 24" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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