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Geoffrey Beene
Born Samuel Albert Bozeman, Jr.
August 30, 1927 (1927-08-30)
Haynesville, Louisiana, U.S.
Died September 28, 2004 (2004-09-29) (aged 77)
New York, New York, U.S.
Occupation Fashion designer
Relatives Barbara Ann Wellman

When I don't have any ideas, I pick up fabric and start working with it and something happens.
Geoffrey Beene
A woman should be less concerned about Paris and more concerned about whether the dress she's about to buy relates to the way she lives.
Geoffrey Beene
Clothes should be as interesting on the inside as on the outside. Even if you enjoy it totally alone, it's important.
Geoffrey Beene
The greatest concubines in history knew that everything revealed with nothing concealed is a bore.
Geoffrey Beene
Clothes should look as if a woman was born into them. It is a form of possession, this belonging to one another.
Geoffrey Beene
I come in. I'm going to sketch, I'm going to drape, I don't know what I'm going to do.
Geoffrey Beene
Fashion is treated too much as news rather than what it is, what it does and how it performs.
Geoffrey Beene
The influence of Paris, for instance, is now minimal. Yet a lot is written about Paris fashion.
Geoffrey Beene
I tell women not to believe everything they read about fashion.
Fashion is in a terrible state. An overdose of too much flesh.
Designis a revelation to me. It's like taking something that is not alive and giving it form, shape, substance, and life.
Geoffrey Beene
Design is an unknown.