Cocktail ensemble

American
1980s
Designed by Geoffrey Beene (American, 1927–2004)


Dimensions

Center back (coat): 55.9 cm (22 in.) Center back (dress): 93 cm (36 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1052.1-2

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave; quilted, netting; flocked, soutache trim, pom poms

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brown plaid wool cropped jacket with stand collar overlaid with black net flocked with red dots, then quilted in diamond pattern overall, trimmed along all edges with black soutache and trimmed down the front placket with black pom poms. Scalloped edges. Lined in black wool overlaid with net and quilted in same manner as exterior.

Brown plaid wool long-sleeve dress with square neckline overlaid with black net flocked with red dots, then quilted in diamond pattern overall, trimmed along hem, wrists, and waist, with black soutache and trimmed along bottom hem with black pom poms. Bodice is of black wool overlaid with net and quilted in same manner as skirt.

Signed

Interior label (jacket): "GEOFFREY BEENE / NEW YORK"

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

Provenance

1980s, purchased by Lizbeth Krupp, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2012, gift of Krupp to the MFA. (Accession date: December 12, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Lizbeth Krupp

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.