Geoffrey Beene

I read this book in my school library and i think he is different,
simply and perfect.
A good designer doesn't mean he/she has to put everything on the garment
I always agree with the point of "less is more"
but the fact is, 
how many people will believe on such "joke"

i just quote something what he said in the book

"The more you learn about clothing, the more you learn about what must be taken away."

"Simplification becomes a very complicated process."

" It is not easy to find
In this business called fashion
Someone who designs as an art form
And believe with such passion......"

"I am compelled to begin this book with my own very personal snapshot of the designer Geoffrey Beene, because I knew this complex man in a slightly different way than most of the world did," writes Kim Hastreiter in Geoffrey Beene: An American Fashion Rebel, her intimately replete record of the designer, culled from memories, photos and interviews with his colleagues from Alber Elbaz to Agnes Gund to Tom Ford. 
Beene, who defied fashion etiquette by rejecting mainstream media and refusing to show anywhere other than in America, was something of a misleading figure in the fashion world. Most thought he designed clothing "for fancy ladies who lunch," Hastreiter says, when in reality, "he was a hero for young and underground designers because of his rule-breaking, anti-establishment streak."
After Beene sent Hastreiter a fan letter in response to a quirky "Teen Loves Beene" Paper article, the two began a 20-year friendship. Hastreiter recalls that she was "constantly stunned by Beene's genius and his radical ideas both in life and in fashion." Adding, "He'd attack an idea, resolve it and as soon as it was perfect, he would destroy it. He was an artist who never, ever repeated himself." 

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