CHICAGO, IL.- Hindman
today unveiled details for the upcoming auction, Property From The Geoffrey Beene Archive: Clothes That Care©, featuring significant designs from iconic fashion designer Geoffrey Beenes personal collection that have been carefully preserved for the past 15 years. The auction, which includes lots dating from the 1950s to the early 2000s, will be held November 20, at Hindman Chicago. All net proceeds from the sale of the Geoffrey Beene Archive will benefit the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
At Hindman, we love any opportunity to celebrate exemplary designs, and this sale is replete with highlights of modern American fashion design, said Timothy Long, Hindmans director and senior specialist of luxury accessories and couture. We are proud that the proceeds of the Property From The Geoffrey Beene Archive: Clothes That Care© sale will benefit cancer research.
Geoffrey Beene was one of the greatest American fashion designers of the 20th century and a prominent figure in the emergence of the American fashion industry after World War II. Beene was a pioneering force in creating an American style that was independent from the dictates of European Haute Couture. From the launch of his own line in 1963 to his death in 2004, Geoffrey Beene was an independent force in American fashion, and was awarded the prestigious Coty Fashion Award no less than eight timesthe highest number awarded to any designer to date.
The Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering was created in 2006 to support and fund new research approaches in preventing, diagnosing and treating all cancers. Together, the Geoffrey Beene Foundation and Geoffrey Beene, LLC have awarded a total of over $175 million to the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center, funding approximately 130 separate new revolutionary research projects that have resulted in major breakthroughs in multiple cancers.