Acclaimed fashion designer GEOFFREY BEENE has died after a battle with
pneumonia. He was 77.
The Louisiana native, who died on Tuesday (28SEP04), switched from life as
a medical student to a fashion designer and quickly went on to make a splash,
earning popularity and respect among a generation of fashion lovers.
Actress Faye Dunaway picked up her 1977 OSCAR in Beene trousers, while
Glenn Close wore a lace Beene gown at a 1989 ceremony.
Close says, "He knew how to bring out the parts of your body that are
great. His clothes are works of art."