Breathtaking Geoffrey Beene museum-held rhinestone studded gown dating back to his 1966 Fall-Winter collection. Geoffrey Beene made strong impressions with his courteous manner as well as his highly original style. He was a champion of minimalist design. His body-contoured dresses were marvels of cut and proportion. Beene’s view of style was more about function than fad. His clothes were structured but never rigid and rely on the craftsmanship of careful detail. This gorgeous garment is fashioned from black wool-knit completely encrusted in tiny prong set sparkling rhinestones. The effect is unbelievable in person and extremely heavy from all the embellishment. The figure flattering column silhouette accentuates the bust while skimming the hips in such an elegant way. A very rare collector's piece from one of America's greatest designers.
Bust: 35-36 inches
Waist: 33 inches
Hips: up to 40 inches
Total Length: 57 inches
This 1966 Geoffrey Beene designer dress is in excellent condition with no stains or missing rhinestones. Perfectly working back-zipper. Only sign of wear are some tiny holes to the knit which are hard to notice due to the matching lining. They can easily be mended by a professional seamstress. Designer label is no longer present but as shown, the exact same garment is archived at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston and featured in Vogue magazine. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.