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Geoffrey Beene Klimt Inspired Strapless Evening Dress, 1988

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An amazing 1988 Geoffrey Beene strapless evening dress with a Gustav Klimt inspired fabric and a unique show-stopping silhouette. The dress zips at the back with a built in boned corset and a train style hemline. The fabric replicates Klimt's love of decorative patterns in his art work with a scrolled antique gold and black lace overlay accented by colorful round netted appliques stitched on the backside for unexpected hints of color including shades of aqua, blue, green, purple, magenta and yellow. The bodice and part of the upper skirt are lined in black silk and a 'high low' effect is created by the hint of leg that is revealed beneath the sheer remainder of the skirt. The upper bodice, 'high' hem and lower hem are trimmed in braid and a black and gold ruffle banded to create a stiff wire effect. The overall look is truly unique and an artistic feat worthy of its inspiration. This dress is from the Geoffrey Beene Archives which included Mr. Beene's personal collection of original samples for runway and trunk shows. The archival tag remains attached as shown with the designer's label in photograph 14. CONDITION The dress is in good condition though there is some fraying to the ruffled decoration with the worst area at the back bodice near the zipper as shown in photograph 15. There is also residue from an archival adhesive label on the designer's label which can be seen as yellow discolorations shown in photograph 14. SIZING & MEASUREMENTS The size is unmarked though the dress best fits a U.S. size 4. For visual reference, the mannequin in the photographs is a size 4. Bust 32" Waist (Interior Corset) 24" Waist (Exterior Overlay) 33" Full Hips 56" Length From Top of Bodice to Front Hem 54" Length From Top pf Bodice to Back Train Style Hem 61" Length From Top of Bodice to the 'High' Hem 24" Length From Top of Bodice to Corset Waist 10"

Details

  • Period
  • Material Notes
    A stretchy cotton and lurex lace fabric in antique gold and black with netted circular appliques in shades of aqua, blue, green, purple, magenta and yellow all accented by braiding and a ruffled trim.
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    A runway sample from the Geoffrey Beene Archives in overall good condition though there are signs of fraying to the ruffled trim with the worst area at the back upper bodice near the zipper, shown in photograph 15.
  • Dimensions
    D 61 in.D 154.94 cm
  • Marked Size
    Unmarked (Best Fits Size 4) (US)
  • Bust
    32 in. (81.28 cm)
  • Waist
    24 in. (60.96 cm)
  • Hip
    56 in. (142.24 cm)
  • Length
    61 in. (154.94 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    LU48738468362
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