Vintage Geoffrey Beene 60s Structured Red Dress -
Sleek understated elegance with long slim sleeves and a high neckline, this 60s dress was made by one of America's legendary designers, Mr. Geoffrey Beene. (A decade after creating this, he would design Faye Dunaway's Oscar Night ensemble when she won the award for Network.
) This classic Beene is made of thick wool. It's a shape that's incredibly structured and beautifully tailored. There are three prominent gold decorative buckles that grace the front along with geometric top-stitching to off-set the gold clips. The dress is fully lined in silk. Most striking is the color--a hot shade of orangey flame red that seems like it only existed during the late 60s and 70s. (Why don't they use this color anymore?)
The dress closes with a long nylon zipper in the back. The buckles are purely decorative. Fresh from the cleaners, there are no moth holes or issues with this heavy wool. What a perfect dress for the deep freeze of winter.
Artfully austere, this graceful and chic dress dress is devoid of any extra ornamentation so your face and figure will shine. Pair it with '60s style pumps or flats (or even some tall boots) and a pair gold earrings and you're destined to look like you come from money.
Outside is perfect--no stains, no picks or pulls in the wool. Lining has tears at the armholes. They look a lot less pronounced in real life than in the photos.
Flame red with much orange to it.Fabric:
Bust = 36 "
Waist = 34 "
Hip = 38 "
Shoulder = 15 "
Sleeve = 21 "
Length = 36 "