Geoffrey Beene (1927-2004) American fashion designer, who was born in Haynesville, Louisiana. At his young age Samuel Albert Bozeman, Jr started to study medicine as he was born in the family of doctors. After three years of medical school he dropped though and moved to Los Angeles, where he started to study Fashion Design. Later he moved to New York and then Paris, where he had got a chance to improve his knowledge and start his own career.
He founded his own company in 1963 in New York City and later on became one of New York's most Famous Fashion Designers. His first collection was featured on the cover of Vogue magazine and he was the first American designer to show his collection in Milan, Italy.
Geoffrey Beene is recognized for his high technical skills as well as artistic point of view. He is famous for creating very comfortable, simple and at the same time dressy women's wear. "Fashion is treated too much as news rather than what it is, what it does and how it performs", - says Beene...
See Also: Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld, Bill Blass, James Galanos