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Woman's dress

American
1990s
Designed by Geoffrey Beene (American, 1927–2004)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Center back (dress): 73.7 cm (29 in.) Center back (bolero): 34.3 cm (13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.567.1-2

Medium or Technique

Printed, voided silk jacquard weave, silk plain weave (taffeta), embroidered net, plastic sequins, glass beads, horsehair braid, cotton embroidery.

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Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Empire waistline strapless dress of white silk chiffon with jacquard floral pattern, overprinted with second floral pattern in orange, purple and gray, silk taffeta underskirt with horsehair braid and black embroidered net at hem. Bodice embroidered with plastic sequins, cotton threads and glass beads; twisted band of black net embroidered with black polka dots over pink taffeta below bust. Zipper at center back. Labeled: “Geoffrey Beene / New York”. Bolero jacket of white silk chiffon with jacquard floral pattern, overprinted with second floral pattern in orange, purple and gray. Entirely embroidered with pink plastic sequins, re-embroidered with black sequin and glass bead polka dots; front edges and much of back embroidered with floral pattern in cotton threads, sequins and glass beads. Labeled: “Geoffrey Beene” (label with woven bow-tie pattern)

Provenance

Purchased by donor in 1990s; Gift to MFA June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Tavener Holmes

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.