Woman's pantsuit

Fall 1984
Designed by Geoffrey Beene (American, 1927–2004)

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Center back (top): 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.) Length (pants): 111.8 cm (44 in.) Center back (jacket): 76.2 cm (30 in.) Length x width (belt): 81.9 x 2.5 cm (32 1/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk twill with supplementary gilt-metallic lamellae patterning warps, quilted silk satin; leather belt

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Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pantsuit with bronze-colored silk tank top and pants patterned with small gold triangles; tank top edges piped with gold trim; pants pleated at front, side pockets. Reversible unstructured jacket of pink and fuchsia striped satin, quilted along stripes with gold metallic thread, and green silk crepe-backed satin; trimmed with gold-metallic edging and edging of same fabric as pants and tank top; U-shaped neck, double-breasted with turned up cuffs. Bronze leather belt with gilt zigzag border. Labeled “Geoffrey Beene”


Geoffrey Beene archive; Gift to the MFA, September 17, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Geoffrey Beene


Reproduced with permission.