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Geoffrey Beene Mattelasse Dress

Description

Geoffrey Beene black and white cotton print mattelasse long shift tabbard style dress, circular motifs filled with geometrical patterns - checks, polka dots, and waved lines; jewel neckline with deep center front slit, close together with black satin bow tied; 3 matching black satin rosettes down center front; sleeveless; dress lined in black satin; black zipper closure with hook & eye; center front and side seams high cut slits; rounded out corners.

Source

HCT.1987.322.1

Provenance

This dress belonged to Mary Huck Olsen. Mary was born in 1923 in Lowell, Ohio to Eulalia and C.J. Huck. C.J. Huck was a farmer in Adams, Ohio. Mary graduated from Ohio University in 1944 with a B.S. in Home Economics. After graduation, she became director of home services for the Ohio Fuel Gas Company (now Columbus Energy Group) in Columbus, where she hired, trained and supervised more than 50 home economists. From 1956 to 1968 she was national director of consumer services for General Motors Frigidaire Division of Dayton, with responsibility for the Consumer Research, Consumer Relations and Home Economics Departments, and directing activity in refrigeration, freezing, electric cooking, and automatic home laundering.

Designer

Geoffrey Beene

Decade

1970-1979

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Collection

Citation

“Geoffrey Beene Mattelasse Dress,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed February 25, 2021, https://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/4871.

Item Relations

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