Designed by Geoffrey Beene (American, 1927–2004)
Center back (dress): 99.1 cm (39 in.) Center back (jacket): 63.5 cm (25 in.)
Medium or Technique
Nylon machine lace, machine embroidered with nylon ribbon and cord, silk chiffon lining, plastic zipper, plastic buttons.
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Sleeveless lilac and black lace dress. Bodice of lilac lace embroidered with cord; knee-length skirt of black lace embroidered with white cord and purple, red and green ribon, with applied scalloped hem edge cut from same or coordinating fabric; lined with beige silk chiffon. Labeled: “Geoffrey Beene / New York”. Long-sleeved jacket with curved back seams and front peplum, of black lace embroidered with white cord and purple, red and green ribon, with applied scalloped edge cut from same or coordinating fabric at hems and neck edge. Plastic buttons with iridescent “jewels.” Labeled: “Geoffrey Beene / New York”.
Purchased by donor in May 1993 from Geoffrey Beene. Gift to MFA January 24, 2007.
Gift of Jewelle Wooten Bickford
Reproduced with permission.