bill blass

1975 Sequin & Metallic Lurex Bill Blass Dress Set

The French have a saying "Jolie laide", meaning "beautiful ugly", or something that is unconventionally beautiful. It is mainly used when speaking of a women but I feel it works here as well. The dress and jacket should not work. It is a clash of patterns and fabrics. The skirt and outer part of the jacket is a metallic lurex in the colors shown with florals splashed over its surface. The top of the dress is covered heavily in sequins and these same sequins also completely line the interior of the jacket. The sequins themselves are odd even, each is has an almost tiger striped worked over its surface. Everything clashes yet everything oddly works. It is so bad its oddly good. Wear the jacket over the dress or wear as a separate. Excellent condition

The dress is interlined in a black silky rayon and closes with a back zipper. The jacket is lined in the same black fabric through the sleeves and otherwise completely and densely sequinned through the interior body with the same sequins as the bodice of the dress. The jacket has no closures.

Sleeves: 21"
Shoulders: 14"
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 22.5" from neck to hem

Sleeves: 20.5"
Shoulders: 13"
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 36.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2263

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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