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Gene Meyer

American (XX)

31 Gene Meyer Illustrations for Geoffrey Beene (c. 1985)

$1,000 - $1,500

Starting Bid: $500

Medium
mixed media (color pencil, pencil, marker, pen on illustration paper)
Dimensions
largest: 11 x 8 1/2 inches
Description
31 fashion Illustrations for various seasons, 27 medium and 4 small, some with fabric swatches, quick sketches, and notes from designer
Additional Info
Gene Meyer studied fashion design at New York’s Parsons School of Design, and won three awards for design while there. After a stint designing under Donna Karan at Anne Klein, Meyer then worked for legendary fashion designer Geoffrey Beene for 11 years before launching eponymous women's and men’s collections for which he won two CFDA Awards. His first venture under the Gene Meyer label was a women’s made-to-order collection. This collection led to many licensing agreements, the most famous being his sought-after collection of graphic silk men’s ties.
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Frame Information
unframed
Shipping Details
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Provenance
Property From the Estate of Geoffrey Beene. Proceeds from this item to benefit the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Condition
overall good condition, some drawings with minor creasing/toning

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The Estate of Geoffrey Beene

Title: The Estate of Geoffrey Beene / Collection

Geoffrey Beene was an icon of the American fashion scene: as the New York Times put it, "fashion editors ran out of superlatives to describe Mr. Beene's high-wire act." Just a year after founding his firm in 1963, Beene was awarded the prestigious Coty American Fashion Critics' Award. This would be one of eight Coty awards given to the designer over the course of his life, more than any other designer has received to date. Over the next four decades, Beene built on his reputation as a one-of-a-kind designer, producing acclaimed lines of women's and men's clothing, accessories, and perfume.  In 1976, he became the first American designer to show a collection in Milan, Italy. 

Two years after Geoffrey Beene's death in 2004, the Geoffrey Beene Foundation was established in his honor. The mission of the Foundation is to support critical philanthropic causes, the most important being the establishment in 2006 of the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Since its creation in 2006, the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center has served as a nucleus for revolutionary new research approaches in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer. 


Proceeds from this item to benefit the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

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