geoffrey beene

Dreamiest 1970s Geoffrey Beene One Shoulder Soft Blush Pink & Moss Green Corded Lace 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 on the cover of Vogue. A Coty award followed a year later. In 1984 the Council of Fashion Designers created the annual Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement award in honour of Beene's fashion legacy. This is one of the prettiest and most romantic dresses I have seen from him and I love it. 

This dress is completely made out of lace with a feather light silk chiffon lining. It somehow manages to be insanely sexy on the body while still seeming romantic which is a tough combination to be able to pull off. It is almost unbelievably light in weight. It is made from a pale blush pink lace combined with a deep moss green lace. The lace and silk lining allows it to drape beautifully over the body and highlight your every curve whole never being too clingy. The slight stretch that these fabrics have allow the dress to show off your curves while still feeling wildly comfortable once on. The bodice glides over you and then extends down to the one single long sleeve. The front and back of the bodice curves across you to leave the other shoulder and arm bare. All of the edges follow the natural pattern of the lace and this adds to the feminine feel that it gives. The lace has a single layer of a pink silk chiffon lining behind it. This gives it a slight transparent feel to it. On the skirt there is that second layer of lace that has been attached over the blush layer so you can still see the pink showing through. It is set to curve down on an angle opposite of the one shoulder and this clever placement adds to the curved feeling of the dress.  It is just tremendously beautiful. The workmanship is exquisite where the two laces overlap. The dress then glides down past the hips to fall to the floor in a beautiful drape of fabric. A high slit up one side lets you walk and adds a flash of bare skin as you move. It is just incredible and the lightness of the fabric feels amazing against the skin. It is cut supermodel long in length and is made to demi-couture standards with lots of hand finishes. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a pale pink silk chiffon and closes with a hidden side set painted metal zipper on each side. Hand finished throughout. The fabric does have some stretch so should fit a range of sizes. The measurements below give you the comfortable range the fabric has when lying flat. The colours are prettier in person then how it photoed

Sleeve: approx 27" with no defined shoulder seam
Bust: 17-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14-15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19-22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 60" from neck to hem
Slit: 26" from hem up

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD4500

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