geoffrey beene

Fabulous Fall 1978 Geoffrey Beene Runway Oversized Mohair Blanket Cocoon Coat

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 honor of Beene's fashion legacy. We will be happy to find runway photos of this coat from the fall 1978 collection. It seems that it was a highlight of the collection and was shown layered over several looks. It is an absolutely fantastic coat and one of my favourites that I've ever had come into the shop.

This coat is a dream. As good as it looks in the photos and in the runway does it is even better in person. The photos don't convey how soft the fabric is. It is made from ultra soft mohair with a large oversized plaid pattern woven through it. The cut is huge and oversized. It's like having a blanket wrapped around you. The shoulders are soft and fall down the arm and the sleeve below that is cut wide and straight. You can wear them long or you could roll them up for a really relaxed feel. The body of the coat is equally as easy to wear with a loose and easy cut and cocoon feel. There are pockets hidden along each hip and a neat little collar. The back has a touch of gathering into the top seam for a bit of detailing and at the front there are long attached ties at the top of the neck. This is the only closure of the coat. It is charcoal and will be one of your favourite things I know. Excellent condition

Unlined and closes with the attached ties at the neck. Pockets along each hip. A combination of blanket finished and ribbon finished seams inside. The cut is meant to be oversized and it is meant to be worn that way. It is tagged a size 6 but should fit a range of sizes. It'll just be even more oversized on a smaller frame and feel more fitted on a larger.

Sleeves: approx 22" from natural shoulder
Shoulders: no true define seams
Bust-hips: to 32"+ flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 51" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA

Item# C608

Reference Photos: Fall 1978 Geoffrey Beene Runway.

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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