Spectacular 1960s Geoffrey Beene Silk & Feather Dress
This absolutely stunning, silk & feather dress is by Geoffey Beene, who one of my favorite American designers. This is made to demi-couture standards and it shows. It is a fantastical combination of a bright orange-coral silk with amazing feather detailing at the cuffs and circling the entire hem. Each sleeve and the hem is finished with a beautiful and dramatic circle of fluffy, soft, full feathers giving the dress a dramatic, over-the-top feel. It is cut very simply with long sleeves, a high neck with a neat little collar and a full cut through the body. It is almost sculptural in feel as the hem flares out from the more fitted bodice. I love the slanted pockets that sit on each hip - these act as a design element in and of themselves. That shocking blast of color paired with the high drama of the feathers make for a real show stopper. Museum quality condition
Fully lined in a matching colored silk and closes at the back with a hand set, painted metal zipper. Ribbon finished interior at hem and cuffs. Lots of hand finishing and the feathers are glossy and there is no shedding. The color is perhaps a touch brighter in person. There is some very very slight "grubbiness" to the collar and one faint slightly lighter spot near the seam on the side that will not photo and because of where it sits does not show when on.
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 39" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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