Geoffrey Beene Black Silk Jersey Wrap Dress

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Black silk jersey wrap dress. This early design of Mr. Beene's is unique with it's cris-cross wrap in the back which follows through the front, tying in the back. A simple, elegant, timeless, sexy silhouette.



Geoffrey Beene was born in Haynesville, Louisiana, 1924. He studied medicine at Tulane University, but dropped out in 1946, after three years. He moved to New York in 1947 to attend the Traphagen School of Fashion. He then worked at a number of fashion houses, both in Paris and New York, including Harmay and Teal Traina. & Rockohype



In 1963 he started his own company, Geoffrey Beene, Inc., with a showroom located on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan. His clients included such notables as Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Nancy Reagan, Faye Dunaway and Glenn Close.



He was known as both an innovator and a teacher. Several of his former apprentices, Kay Unger, Alber Elbaz and Doo Ri Chung are now successful fashion designers, thanks to his early guidance in their respective careers.



Beene died on September 28, 2004, due to complications from cancer. His career in fashion design spanned over 40 years.



In honor of Beene’s fashion legacy, the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) created the annual Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement award.
Details
Designer
Geoffrey Beene
Place of Origin
U.S.A.
Period
1970-1979
Condition
Excellent
Marked Size
small
Bust
32-38
Dealer Location
Topanga, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
AU11010351596
Contact The Seller
1stdibs seller since 2009
Located in Topanga, CA

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