Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975

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Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975

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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.

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  • Title: Geoffrey Beene evening dress, Scarborough, ca. 1975
  • Creator: Geoffrey Beene
  • Creation Date: circa 1975
  • Subject Date: circa 1975
  • Locations:
    • Scarborough, Cumberland County, 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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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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