Designed by Geoffrey Beene (American, 1927–2004)
Center back (jacket): 66 cm (26 in.) Center back (dress): 41.9 cm (16 1/2 in.)
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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.
Interior label (jacket): No interior labels.
Interior label (dress): "GEOFFREY BEENE NEW YORK"
By 2011, acquired by Nancy T. Lerner; 2012, gift of Lerner to the MFA. (Accession date: April 25, 2012)
Gift of Nancy T. Lerner in memory of Steven L. Lerner
Reproduced with permission.