Three-piece ensemble (jacket, pants, sash)

American
1983
Designed by Geoffrey Beene (American, 1927–2004)


Dimensions

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

2012.1053.1-3

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, lame

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Signed

Interior label (jacket): "GEOFFREY BEENE"

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

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.