GEOFFREY BEENE GETS AWARD

DALLAS — Geoffrey Beene has been chosen to receive the Fashion Excellence Award from the Dallas Market Center this fall.
Mike Mullins, vice president of creative services for the DMC, said of Beene: “The breadth and scope of his work is amazing and when you look at photographs of his entire career, they all look modern.”
Beene will receive the award Oct. 27 during the annual Dallas Fashion Awards gala at the International Apparel Mart. Honorees usually stage a runway show of their collections, but since Beene announced last year that he would abandon runway shows, the DMC expects he will stage another kind of presentation.
Amy Fine Collins, contributing editor for Vanity Fair and a close friend of Beene’s, is expected to introduce the designer at the event.

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