Woman's dress

American
1992–93
Designed by Geoffrey Beene (American, 1927–2004)


Dimensions

Center back (dress): 99.1 cm (39 in.) Center back (jacket): 63.5 cm (25 in.)

Accession Number

2006.2134.1-2

Medium or Technique

Nylon machine lace, machine embroidered with nylon ribbon and cord, silk chiffon lining, plastic zipper, plastic buttons.

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sleeveless lilac and black lace dress. Bodice of lilac lace embroidered with cord; knee-length skirt of black lace embroidered with white cord and purple, red and green ribon, with applied scalloped hem edge cut from same or coordinating fabric; lined with beige silk chiffon. Labeled: “Geoffrey Beene / New York”. Long-sleeved jacket with curved back seams and front peplum, of black lace embroidered with white cord and purple, red and green ribon, with applied scalloped edge cut from same or coordinating fabric at hems and neck edge. Plastic buttons with iridescent “jewels.” Labeled: “Geoffrey Beene / New York”.

Provenance

Purchased by donor in May 1993 from Geoffrey Beene. Gift to MFA January 24, 2007.

Credit Line

Gift of Jewelle Wooten Bickford

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.