1970s Wrapped Jersey Geoffrey Beene

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This set, from the same estate, is also a rare and wonderful Beene that is in mint condition and I doubt was even worn. It is constructed from miles and miles of a slinky silk mix jersey that has a fantastic weight to it and drapes beautifully. The top is a simple Tee that has seaming along the top of the arms and then under and down the side only. This creates a wonderful minimalist effect and it's insanely sexy. The skirt is amazing. Super model length it is cut on the bias and the amount of fabric in it are astounding. Its is seamed to mid hip, so you step into it and then a long long tie wraps around, loops through and cinches. I love the way he constructed the waistline on this one with a wider panel and then soft pleating that comes out form each side. This is just insanely fabulous! And the small unseen when worn detail that makes this? Both the top and skirt has a tiny label hand sewn in that say front. Just a courtesy for the fabulous girl that wears it of course. One can picture Beene throwing his hands up and saying - no no you have it on backwards ...and then having the labels sewn in so his masterpiece is worn properly! Mint and fabulous!



Top:

Shoulders: no defined seams

Bust: 15.5” flat across from side seam to side seam with about 2" stretch max

Waist: 14” flat across from side seam to side seam with about 2" stretch max

Total length: 21” from mid neck to bottom hem

Sleeves: 28” from shoulder seam to longest point (meant to gather up when worn)



Skirt:

Waist: wraps so will allow variety of sizes from XS - Small waist

Hips: open

Total length: 46” from waist seam to bottom hem



Both pieces are unlined with final finishes by hand. Neither the top and skirt have closures - the top slips on and the skirt wraps and ties to close. Each sleeve has a hand set hidden 4" zipper at the cuff Note the color is slightly more of a spring green - a bit brighter then what is shown. Both should be dry cleaned when cleaned again in the future.
Details
Designer
Geoffrey Beene
Period
1970-1979
Condition
Excellent
Marked Size
XS-SML (0-6)
Dealer Location
Toronto, Canada
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
AU110610128413
Address
Shrimpton Couture
www.shrimptoncouture.com
Toronto ON M5V 2M9
CA
(647) 559-2223
1stdibs Dealer since 2010 Located in Toronto, ON
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