1990s Geoffrey Beene Silk Gown

 

 

 


A melange of fabric treatments come together in this beautiful Geoffrey Beene gown.  The bodice is constructed from a diamond stitched black panne velvet, which extends from the neckline to the waist, almost like a breast plate, side panels of blue and black dot panne velvet form the side, with a deeply cut in shoulder.  Dolman sleeves are fashioned from a fine dotted black tulle.  A narrow strip of tulle is inset at the waist between the bodice and the skirt, and lined in nude silk chiffon, so it gives just the illusion of a bare midriff, which is infinitely better than actually revealing it. The full skirt is fashioned from a fine silk voile, gathered into the waist and falling in soft folds to the hem, with a wide, curved band of a a larger dotted black tulle inserted midway down the skirt, over a layer of black silk chiffon. All the seams are finished with a fine eyelash fringed lace trim. The bust measures 36",  waist 30",  sleeve center back to end of sleeve 33", length 62".  Also bearing a Neiman Marcus label, it is in excellent condition. $625 

 

 

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