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Geoffrey Beene
Birth: Aug. 30, 1924
Haynesville
Claiborne Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Sep. 28, 2004
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Fashion Designer. Born in Haynesville, Louisiana, he was a graduate of Haynesville High School. He entered Tulane University in 1941 in Pre-Med, as was common in his family. In 1945 he decided Medicine was not for him and he moved to New York. He began to study at the Traphagen School of Fashion in New York and the L'Academie Julian in Paris, France. In 1962 he formed his own company and unveiled his first collection. Geoffrey Beene designed the Wedding dress for Lynda Bird Johnson daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson. He started his own label in 1963 and started a menswear line in 1969. He was called by his colleages as "America's Most Highly Praised Designers". He won eight Coty Awards and every award possible from the field of Fashion. (bio by: Margaret) 
 
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 Parents:
  Leroy Pratt (____ - 1989)
  Lorine Waller Pratt (1906 - 2000)
 
 Sibling:
  Geoffrey Beene (1924 - 2004)
  Gloria Gay Bozeman Ray (1932 - 1965)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Old Town Cemetery
Haynesville
Claiborne Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Margaret
Record added: Jun 22, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11218896
Geoffrey Beene
Added by: Margaret
 
Geoffrey Beene
Added by: Margaret
 
Geoffrey Beene
Added by: Margaret
 
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Fashion was your passion. You worked with/for my dad many times. Thank you! GOD Bless you!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Jul. 9, 2014

- bob tarte
 Added: Dec. 28, 2013

- Cindy
 Added: Sep. 28, 2013
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