Geoffrey Beene (American, Haynesville, Louisiana 1927–2004 New York)
wool, silk, plastic
Gift of Anne H. Bass, 1993
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.