1960s Geoffrey Beene Boutique Backless Chiffon Dress

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I particularly love the work of Geoffrey Beene, especially his evening wear. It always has this combination of elegance and sexiness with great details and workmanship that makes you feel that you are really wearing something special. Here we have a beautiful and very sexy silk chiffon bias cut gown with a fabulous square and bare back. The color is so unusual and - almost a deep burnt pumpkin and is achieved by layering a deep brown semi-sheer chiffon over an inner vivid orange layer of chiffon. This creates that unique color and gives the dress a really unusual tone and depth. The bodice has a wide band at the waist that has an attached tie that wraps and snaps into place and then ties at the front as I have shown. The arms are full near the body - they begin from the top of that waist band and then narrow as they reach each cuff. The skirt swings out from the waist and there is literally yards and yards of fabric in it - if you twirl it is a full circle. The neck is high but the back is left completely bare - that bit of sexiness I mentioned above. It is just absolutely stunning. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a nude silk crepe, it closes with a low back, hand set zipper and the attached waist tie snaps into place around the waist and then ties and snaps at the front. Each sleeve has hidden snaps at the wrist. Hand finishes

Sleeves: 27" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 25.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16.5" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
Details
Designer
Geoffrey Beene
Brand
Geoffrey Beene
Period
1960-1969
Condition
Excellent
Dealer Location
Toronto, Canada
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU128557032
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1stdibs seller since 2010
Located in Toronto, ON

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