1980s Geoffrey Beene Full Scalloped Skirt & Top Set

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This is a fantastic set from Geoffrey Beene and shows his love of soft curving, organic shapes and love of mixing textures and prints with a black base. The skirt is very full and the fabric has been horizontally soft pleated which gives it an fabulous contrast to the print. It is cut to billow out from tightly spaced rounded pleats at the waist and the entire upper waist is done in a soilid balck. I love the piped hem with its curving edge. The top has a strong silhouette with padded and rounded shoulders that are exaggerated to balance the fullness of the skirt. It is cut to narrow from there, skimming over the torso and goes down and over the hip. The neck is high and it too has been given a soft, permanent open pleat treatment set horizontally across the fabric. Tying the two together is a curving belt that is wide at the front and extends into long ties at the back. The end result is all dramatic curves and a rounded silhouette around a cinched in waist. Excellent condition.

Both pieces are unlined. The skirt closes with hidden set snaps and hook and eye at the waist and the top slips on. Padded shoulders. Belt is original the the set.

Sleeves: 21" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 26" from natural neck to hem

Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Skirt: 41" 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.
Geoffrey Beene
Geoffrey Beene
Wear consistent with age and use
Dealer Location
Toronto, Canada
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