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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.
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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