Woman's suit

Spring 1982

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Center back (blouse): 53.3 cm (21 in.) Length (skirt): 86.4 cm (34 in.) Center back (jacket): 108 cm (42 1/2 in.) Length x width: 168.9 x 9.5 cm (66 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (chiffon) with supplementary continuous clipped patterning wefts and rayon machine lace; leather tie belt

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Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s suit with over-the-head blouse of black chiffon patterned with beige flowers, front and sleeves appliqued with black and beige lace, neck and cuffs gathered with ruffle collar and cuff; full shirt of chiffon shirred at waist and trimmed at hem with lace, black nylon underskirt trimmed at hem with black lace; unstructured cropped jacket with 3/4 quarter sleeves of chiffon, quilted with black wool backing to give shape, trimmed with gold lamé piping; leather wrap belt. Labeled “Geoffrey Beene”


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

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Geoffrey Beene


Reproduced with permission.