Geoffrey Beene by Kim Hastreiter

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Geoffrey Beene is a legend and one of the most respected American designers, adored by all with the exception of WWD.

Kim Hastreiter and Geoffrey Beene

Kim Hastreiter, Paper Magazine has written a book on the fiercely independent, radial, subversive designers who was equally loved by the ladies that lunch as the underground scenesters.


The book is published by Assouline and titled Geoffrey Beene, An American Fashion Rebel. I was invited by Diane von Furstenberg and Tom Hutton, the President of Geoffrey Beene and the Trustee of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation via Kim to celebrate her book launch . Alas, I will be in Paris and not New York on the 13th of October.

photos by Jack Deutsch

Congratulations Kim.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.