Geoffrey Beene. I grew up hearing that name a lot. It was the early 80s and my aunt, whom I practically lived with, was going to fashion school. His name was all over the magazines that came to her in the mail and she kept referencing him. I sort of knew him as a respected American designer, but it wasn’t until much later that I really figured out what his legacy in this country was.
Here is a classic 60s tweed suit from the master himself. I may never get to offer another vintage Beene in my little store, so am currently basking in the glow.
This post is my kick-off to a slew of Beene or Beene-inspired musings and images coming to this blog!