Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Evening dress

Designer:
Geoffrey Beene (American, Haynesville, Louisiana 1927–2004 New York)
Date:
1991
Culture:
American
Medium:
wool, silk, plastic
Credit Line:
Gift of Anne H. Bass, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.345.11
Not on view
The tracing lace provides both closure and aperture in Beene's dress, revealing the body and evoking a distinctive, undulating movement through the little black dress. Beene winds the lace around the body, including front and back, with the ease of Madeleine Vionnet.
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