Geoffrey Beene (Geoffrey Beene)

Geoffrey Beene

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)  Family links:  Parents:  Leroy Pratt (1908 – 1989)  Lorine Waller Pratt (1906 – 2000)  Sibling:  Geoffrey Beene (1924 – 2004)  Gloria Gay Bozeman Ray (1932 – 1965)** *Calculated relationship**Half-sibling


  • August, 30, 1924
  • USA


  • September, 09, 2004
  • USA


  • Old Town Cemetery
  • Louisiana
  • USA

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