1970s Metallic Gold Animal Print Silk Bill Blass Dress
A stunning, early 1970s Bill Blass gown that has a unique and beautiful print that is just fabulous. Screened onto the silk is a soft print that evokes the feel of an animal print with its flowing design. Over that are rows of vertical gold stripes that are made of close set gold lurex thread dots worked directly into the silk. The front has a deep plunges that is set so that it meets the high waist that angles up slightly. Detailing the waist and the neckline is a gold braided cord that is quite elaborate and set with rhinestones. This tops a flowing skirt that is incredibly fine and light so moves wonderfully. This airy feeling is continued in the sleeves that are left unlined and finished with another circle of that wonderful gold and rhinestone braiding. The fabric is a high grade silk chiffon with gold thread woven through it. It is very beautiful and flattering and a really wonderful example of his early work. Excellent condition.
The bodice is fully lined in a nude silk.The sleeves and skirt are unlined. Closes with a back painted metal zipper and each cuff has a zipper as well. Note that the back will close completely on the proper sized girl.
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist at the underbust seam: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 12" from neck to waist
Skirt: 38" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.