1960s Sequin & Fringe Couture Bill Blass Tunic & Skirt
This late sixties Bill Blass set is just amazing. The surface of both pieces are entirely covered with glossy black sequins giving the set an almost liquid feel. Though when worn together the pieces look like a full length gown it is indeed two pieces which makes it extremely versatile. The skirt is amazing and a classic Blass cut. It is cut long and lean with a high slit up the back, which is both practical for walking in and also adds a little sexiness when your leg flashes through as you walk away. It is cut long and lean and the fabric that sequins are attached to has a bit of give so its very comfortable when on. This is compounded further by the elastic that runs through the waist. The tunic is equally fantastic - it skims over the bust, waist and hips and is finished with a ring of beaded fringe. And if you dare, it is just long enough to be able to wear as a mini! A superb and early Bill Blass. Excellent condition
Both pieces are fully lined with a black silk chiffon. The tunic closes with a hidden set side zipper and there is a hook & eye at the top of one shoulder. The skirt has elastic through the waist. The base fabric the sequins are on has a slight stretch to it giving it almost a bias cut feel once on the body.
Bust: 17.5-18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19-19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 31" from shoulder to hem
Waist: 12-14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 43" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.