This empire waisted brown linen dress with white patent leather belt was worn in 1969 by Mrs. Arnold J. Kremen, whose husband Dr. Arnold Kremen served in World War II, retired from the US Army as a Major, and became a renown surgeon. The cool, comfortable dress is an excellent example of the simple, comfortable, dressy women’s wear that Geoffrey Beene was recognized for. Although 45 years old, the style would be acceptable to wear today. Gift of the sons of the Kremens, Dr. Alan Kremen of Oroville, CA and Dr. Mark Kremen of Omaha. TTU-H1971-085-014. Rochas for Spring 2017 is showing an empire line dress in silk with feminine ruffles along the empire line, spaghetti straps worn over a knitted t-shirt, below.