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Woman's dress with matching vest

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Long-sleeved, full-skirted cream lace dress with stripe midriff insert; black and white vest of cotton shirting with appliques. Labeled "Geoffrey Beene"


Geoffrey Beene archive; Gift to the MFA, September 17, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Geoffrey Beene


Reproduced with permission.

American, 1988

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back (dress): 94 cm (37 in.) Center back (vest): 43.8 cm (17 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Dress of silk plain weave, quilted, and rayon machine lace with rayon trim; petticoat of silk plain weave, buckram, and rayon fringe; vest of silk and cotton plain weave, quilted, and appliquéd with silk plain weave, lurex plain weave, and rayon trim


Textiles and Fashion Arts