Sometimes the universe lines up and miracles happen. I always feel like it is a little bit of a miracle when anything pulled by Vogue ends up being used. I don't know if you have seen any behind the scenes shots of a Vogue pull but the clothes literally can fill a large room and from the hundreds of selections only a few things make it into the shoot.
So when I sent off a box of vintage at the request of the girls over there, I was hopeful but expecting nothing. Months rolled by and then one day last week I was scrolling through Vogue.com and there it was - the 1972 Bill Blass from the shop making its appearance in the video "Beauty by the Decades" starring none other then Zendaya!
Zendaya looks spectacular in it and I can only hope that she knows that she is carrying forward the provenance of this dress. It's twin after all was already in Vogue back in 1972 - on none other then Angelica Huston.
Documented 1972 Bill Blass Dress as Seen on Anjelica Huston - (sold)
Anjelica Huston in Bill Blass for Vogue, September 1972. Photo by Richard Avedon
A behind the scenes clip from Zendaya’s Vogue shoot. Special thanks to Jordana Bickham (Fashion Editor, Vogue)
Love to Zendaya and the entire team that put this together and a special thank you to Kirby Marzec .... so thrilled to see my vintage on such a knockout! Director: Bardia Zeinali | Fashion Editor: Jordan Bickham | DP: Fletcher Wolfe | Hair: Jawara | Makeup: Pat McGrath | Manicure: Honey NYC | Set Design: Nicholas Des Jardins | Editor: William Town