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Discussion in 'History of Style : A Remembrance of Things Past' started by model_mom, Sep 28, 2004.
I just read on the Milan thread that fashion designer Geoffrey Beene just passes away.
Here's a link to a NY Times story:
Geoffrey Beene, Innovator of American Fashion, Dies at 77
very sad to hear of his passing...
my thats too sad, really... i'm shocked, he was one of my true design heros.. he never received the respect he truly deserved
i had no idea makes me too sad i guess
that's sad, but, to be honest, i didn't know he was still living
OMG! You're right the man never got the recognition he deserved. He was one of America's true unsung heroes.
a true design geanous, trully amazing
I loved his work! Much respect! Damn, the great ones are leaving us.
was really hard to fid stuff but i did.
sorry they are small.
will look for more today.
Beene with models, wearing fall 1972, in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
i'll miss him, he was a huge influence to me
photos and article by wwd
i only saw his work once i in a while but he seems quite a talented designer>
Thanks for the great pics and art. It really is hard to find his older stuff. I am trying to find his fall 2004 line. online.
It seems like not many here are familiar with his true work outside his licenses. A true artist! I used to walk by his shop and stare at the displays when i first came to New York.Never had the guts to walk in though, pity. I still love his design sense.
Definately never got the praise from the masses, but so what. Those who know , know how great he was. I hope others will find more picks and to share with those that do not really know this great mans work.
you are welcome clay thanks for the pictures you posted.
there is an article on Beene's work on today's NYTimes
i must have some photos of his work from Tina Chows book
i'll scan when i have some time
thanks for the article lena and for the pics clay...
i was always a fan...he reminds me of azzedine ...refusing to suck up to the press and making his own rules...it's always admirable when dsigners choose not to play the game and still manage to survive... i'd like to see more of that...although it's a shame that he didn't flourish more...probably because of this refusal to play the game...
he had an incredible gift... i love the minimalist quality to his clothes...with the immaculately precise seams...just lovely....
...rip mr. beene...much respect...
ps: you are welcome softgrey
some Beene photos from style.com
Princess Ira Fürstenberg, in a T-back white minidress by Beene, shot for Vogue in 1969
A model, in Beene's panne velvet gown, shot by Gianni Penati for Vogue in 1970.
more from style.com
One of Beene's dresses, shot by Helmut Newton for Vogue in 1972.
A model, wearing a belted checked Geoffrey Beene dress, shot by Irving Penn for Vogue in 1973.
One of Beene's shirtdresses, with a quilted hem, shot by Arthur Elgort for Vogue in 1976
Christie Brinkley, in a Geoffrey Beene silk crepe pajama outfit, shot for Vogue by Chris Von Wangenheim in 1977
thx for the pics lena...
i was trying to find a photo of some models from the late 80's-early nineties weearing his blk/gold/silver sequin sheaths...the pictures are still in my head but i can't find them...
those are some great shots...