Three-piece ensemble (jacket, pants, sash)

Designed by Geoffrey Beene (American, 1927–2004)


Center back (jacket): 63.5 cm (25 in.) Length (pants): 106.7 cm (42 in.) Length (sash): 116.2 cm (45 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, lame

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Short-sleeve jacket of yellow silk quilted in long vertical rows, with sleeves of blue silk printed with floral design (lined in this same blue fabric) and a bib section at the front with two inset panels of printed silk on beige ground. Trimmed along all edges with gold lame and with hot pink trim around bib section in front and along shoulder seams.

High-waisted gaucho trousers of brown and light cream striped silk, woven with alternating square pattern, trimmed at hem with hot pink silk ribbon and along outter edge of each leg with blue silk ribbon. Zip and button front fly.

Ovoid sash of yellow silk quilted in long parallel rows trimmed with gold lame. No label.


Interior label (jacket): "GEOFFREY BEENE"

Interior label (pants): "GEOFFREY BEENE" Original customer tag from Bergdorf Goodman also present.


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


Reproduced with permission.