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Name: Geoffrey Beene                                                               
Born: 30 August 1924                                                               
Died: 28 September 2004                                                             
Geoffrey Beene (August 30, 1924 – September 28, 2004) was an American fashion     
Beene was born in Haynesville, Louisiana. He studied medicine at Tulane             
University, but dropped out in 1946, after three years. He moved to New York in     
1947 to attend the Traphagen School of Fashion. He then worked at a number of       
fashion houses, both in Paris and New York, including Harmay and Teal Traina.       
In 1963 he started his own company, Geoffrey Beene, Inc., with a showroom           
located on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan. His clients included such notables as       
Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Nancy Reagan, Faye Dunaway and Glenn Close.           
His career in fashion design spanned over 40 years, and the company bearing his     
name is still operating today. It licenses the brand name to Phillips-Van Heusen.   
Beene died on September 28, 2004, at the age of 80 due to complications from