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Geoffrey Beene

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Geoffrey Beene Marker
Inscription. A designer’s designer, Geoffrey Beene is one of the most artistic and individual of fashion’s creators. He is known for his surgically clean cutting and his fluid use of materials. His designs display a sensuous appreciation of the body and always permit movement. Beene blends masterful construction techniques with seemingly disparate elements, such as whimsically patterned fabrics. The end results are spirited garments, like his famous sequined football jersey evening gown.
 
Erected 2000.
 
Location. 40° 45.282′ N, 73° 59.273′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Seventh Avenue and West 40th Street. Touch for map. This marker is located in the sidewalk on east side of Seventh Avenue between West 39th Street and West 40th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 555 Seventh Avenue, New York NY 10018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bill Blass (a few steps from this marker); Diane von Furstenberg (a few steps from this marker); Calvin Klein (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen Burrows (within
Geoffrey Beene Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Geoffrey Beene Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Fashion Walk of Fame (within shouting distance of this marker); Ralph Lauren (within shouting distance of this marker); Ralph Rucci (within shouting distance of this marker); Donald Brooks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Geoffrey Beene - Encyclopedia of World Biography. Beene's best work often featured undulating seams that moved with the wearer, as well as an unusual mix of fabrics. In 1974, he launched a secondary line, called Beene Bag, which made him one of the first American designers to enter the so-called "bridge" segment of the market. He was also the first American designer to show his work during Milan's fashion week in the mid-1970s, several years before the Italian city became one of the required stops for fashion-magazine editors and retail buyers on the biannual circuit of runway shows. (Submitted on August 11, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. fashion designer
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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