Cutest 1970s Geoffrey Beene Bazaar Mixed Floral & Dot Pattern Ruffle Dress
Geoffrey Beene was one of the great American fashion designers and he was recognized for both his artistic and technical skills. He launched his label in 1963 and a piece from his very first collection landed the cover of Vogue. A Coty award followed a year later and in 1984 the Council of Fashion Designers created the annual Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement award in honor of Beene's fashion legacy. This dress is from one of his early labels done to reach a younger audience and it is literally one of the cutest sweetest dresses I have ever had in the shop
The dress is a riot of print and colour and I love it. The bodice is done in a deep blue that has white and soft grey dots. It is cut to skim over you and then the neckline is cut wide. If you are small through the shoulders you might even get away with wearing off the shoulder. The sleeves are barely a cap and they are finished in the same joyful ruffle that the neckline has. The waist cinches in and is set a bit higher for a slight empire feel. The dress comes with its original striped belt that lets you cinch it in even more. Under that is cutest skirt with a vivid floral design in a riot of colors. The three patterns should not work together but they do. And the skirt even has pockets. Great condition with one note below
Unlined and closes with a hidden set side zipper. The belt hooks to close. There is some fading to the fabric at the top of the shoulders that you don't see once it is one due to the volume of fabric there. Please see the photos after the label shot. The belt shows a tiny bit of normal wear to the back.
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 12" from top of bodice 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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