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Bill Blass Red Silk Sheer Striped Maxi Column Dress Draped Overlay, 1970s
American designer, Bill Blass helped define the relaxed, pared-down elegance that epitomized late 20h century American fashion. After attending Parsons School of Design in New York CIty, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. As American Fashion began to receive international attention, Bill Blass became the head designer of the house of Rentner. Popular among high-society women of New York, he quickly became part of the the fashionable post war scene. Bill Blass created clothes that allowed women a modern sense of ease and comfort.
His sportswear glamorized the concept of the New American casual chic: American fusion - merging simple style with luxurious fabrics as seen in this lipstick red 1970’s elegant maxi evening dress. Conjured from luxurious soft silk charmeuse stripes alternating with transparent silk chiffon this dress is suspended from the shoulders with a kiss of spaghetti strap. The cropped draped overlay glides over the body in a gentle cascade, fastening across the back of the neck with the same lovely ties as the spaghetti straps. In excellent condition, this vintage gem has been professionally cleaned and pressed. An easy elegant dress, as much at home at an intimate dinner party, or an evening soiree this is an exaltation of femininity.
Size estimate: XS/S
Bust: 32 inches
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: 36 inches
Length: 56 inches
Length: 19 Inches
Designed in the 1970’s, this gorgeous red silk dress is fully lined in silk chiffon. The closing in the back is a handset zipper, as are the finishing touches of the entire dress, Note the hand finished lining and hem. The beautiful crop top glides over the shoulders gracefully and fluidly ends below the elbows cut at a discreet bias. A luxurious dress from a designer who melded the woman with the moment. This is a piece of history, this is a part of your moment. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.