Cocktail ensemble

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


Dimensions

Center back (jacket): 66 cm (26 in.) Center back (dress): 41.9 cm (16 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2012.188.1-2

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Long sleeved jacket with round collar. Made of beige lace with gold metallic thread and brown ribbon in swirling/floral design all over jacket. Buttons down front of jacket. Trim on collar is woven brown material. Back of jacket has a long bow. Scalloped edges at bottom and at sleeve openings.

Short brown strapless dress in brown. Sweetheart neckline, trim at bottom matches the jacket (beige/gold lace with brown ribbon). Very small embroidered white dots all over dress. Zipper down back with hook/eye closures.

Dangly matching earrings in gold and brown.

Signed

Interior label (jacket): No interior labels.

Interior label (dress): "GEOFFREY BEENE NEW YORK"

Provenance

By 2011, acquired by Nancy T. Lerner; 2012, gift of Lerner to the MFA. (Accession date: April 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Nancy T. Lerner in memory of Steven L. Lerner

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.