Geoffrey Beene Black Organza Dress


Geoffrey Beene black empire waist, full sweeping floor length evening gown with ruff bodice, tiny spaghetti straps.
- Black spaghetti straps
- front section above empire seam in tan or dark flesh tone; two layers of black silk georgette form upside down ruffles (one 6" wide and one 4.5" wide) emanating from empire seam and extending upward over bust and tan fabric area
- 1.5" wide black satin ribbon outlines empire seam with top edge caught in empire seam, front and back of garment; Black satin bow at center front below bust at empire seam - bow is 6" wide with 5.5" tails. Two hook and eye fasteners at center back.
- center back seam
- Floor length skirt hanging from empire seam with three layers: under layer of black crepe, two upper layers of black silk georgette with 8" ruffle on middle layer and 6" ruffle on top layer, each of black silk georgette; each layer with center front, center back and side seams; bias sweep of skirt panels provide soft drape and expanse to skirt.




This dress belonged to Mrs. (Harriet) Cyrus Fulton. Harriet was born 10/22/1911 in Columbus, Ohio. Her father, William Lanman, was Chairman of the Columbus Bolt Works Company. She attended the Columbus School for Girls. She later married Cyrus Lupher Fulton, who worked as an assistant treasurer of a local Columbus company.


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