geoffrey beene

Fall 1973 Geoffrey Beene Graphic Burgundy and Taupey Cream Jersey Dress

I love the stark lines of this Geoffrey Beene dress and the contrast between the deep burgundy panels and the deeper cream parts of the dress. The two colors are set so that they become an integral part of the design and add both interest and length as the eye is pulled from the neck to the floor. The neck is high in a modified turtleneck that has a more sleek then slouched feel. The sleeves are long and lean and the bodice skims over the bust into the seamed waist where it softly, and just slightly, poufs over the seam there. The skirt flares out in a widening line from the waist to fall to the floor. The back is all the one burgundy color but the front has inset jersey panels done in a soft taupe cream color. These swoop down in a V on the top and are set as an inset panel of fabric in the skirt. This helps to add to the volume of the skirt and creates an interesting visual effect. The way it closes is fascinating with three different zippers layered and placed so that no bulk is created but that each element of the dress stays perfectly in place. Excellent condition

The top is lined with a inner taupe layer of the jersey and the skirt is unlined. It closes with three zippers, one that closes the inner jersey lining, a second long on that runs from the outside neck down inside the skirt and the last on the outer skirt. A zipper is also set at the end of each sleeve. The fabric has some stretch but the waist measurement is set and will not stretch further

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 44" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD3141

Reference Photo: Fall 1973 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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