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Woman's Evening Dress

Designed by Geoffrey Beene, American, 1927 - 2004

Made in United States, North and Central America


Cotton/acrylic machine-made lace with cotton/metallic bouclé yarn machine embroidery, nylon net with plastic sequins, beads, artificial gems, and metallic embroidery

Center Back Length: 34 inches (86.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Susan Sackner, 1991

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In the 1960s, Geoffrey Beene declared traditional ball gowns passé. Reflecting his nonchalant attitude, this mini dress is cut in the fashionable "little girl look" but opulently embellished. Beene used red lace embroidered with nubby metallic yarns and encrusted the sheer yoke with a colorful and varied assortment of glittering three-dimensional sequins, beads, and gems.