Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975

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Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
  • Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
  • Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
  • Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
  • Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
  • Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
  • Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
  • Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
  • Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
  • Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975

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Description

A gray wool flannel sleeveless gown, attributed to American designer Geoffrey Beene, includes an empire waist and seven rows of rhinestones that continue onto the bust. While the dress lacks a proper label, a secondary label on the left interior reads "B Green Room," a specialty shop at Bloomingdale's luxury department store. Beene designs were sold at Bloomingdale's "Green Room."

The fabric choice was a popular one for Beene, who launched a fragrance line in 1975 called "Grey Flannel." This dress is associated with Cecile Parker Carver (1925-2009) of Scarborough.

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About This Item

  • Title: Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
  • Creator: Beene, Geoffrey
  • Creation Date: circa 1975
  • Subject Date: circa 1975
  • Town: Scarborough.
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME, NY
  • Media: wool, acetate, nylon, plastic, metal
  • Dimensions: 144.780 cm x 101.600 cm
  • Local Code: 1993.300.577
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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