GEOFFREY BEENE / ENCENS n°23 – 2009

photo‘Who still remembers Geoffrey Beene ? The designer, it’s true, never did anything to help : his ego was always elsewhere. An elsewhere full of dresses which for a handful of fashionistas have become pieces of anthology of fussy perfectionism, a sort of quintessence of sophisticated American style, attaining an extreme simplification. If he does not have the notoriety that he deserves, this designer – who launched his label in 1963 and passed away in 2004 – remains nonetheless an instigator’.