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Woman's dress in two parts (dress and jacket)

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Sleeveless lilac and black lace dress. Bodice of lilac lace embroidered with cord; knee-length skirt of black lace embroidered with white cord and purple, red and green ribon, with applied scalloped hem edge cut from same or coordinating fabric; lined with beige silk chiffon. Labeled: "Geoffrey...

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Purchased by donor in May 1993 from Geoffrey Beene. Gift to MFA January 24, 2007.

Credit Line

Gift of Jewelle Wooten Bickford


Reproduced with permission.

American, 1992–93


Center back (dress): 99.1 cm (39 in.) Center back (jacket): 63.5 cm (25 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Nylon machine lace, machine embroidered with nylon ribbon and cord, silk chiffon lining, plastic zipper, plastic buttons.


Textiles and Fashion Arts