bill blass

Incredible 1960s Early Bill Blass Feather Dress

An incredible and early piece by Bill Blass. Iit really shows his love of fabrics and unusual textures that he would use to contract his simple cuts and elegant designs, an aesthetic viewpoint that he continued throughout his career, producing glamorous and luxurious pieces in the best possible fabrics. This dress is constructed from a vibrant silk voile with the most fabulous psychedelic print. The shape is a simple trapeze shift that widens out as it nears the hem. At that wonderful hem he has placed an extravagant, hand set, wide panel of hand-dyed feathers that is a full 10" wide". The construction throughout is beautiful - all hand finished and meticulously done. An exception piece that is highly collectible and very rare. If this does not perfectly represent that wild and free period of the sixties I am not sure what does. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a nude silk net that is all hand set. Closes with a back painted metal and nylon zipper. The feathers are in excellent condition and there is no shedding.

Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 35" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1899

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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