bill blass

1960s Silk Print Bill Blass Maxi Dress

This is one of my most favorite pieces - It is very rare and very amazing! The silk is hand screened with an almost brutalist design in white over the purple base. (note the color is a true even purple - it looks varied in the photos but that is the challenge of photographing purple). The cut is fairly simple - it completely covers the body the a high neck, Long sleeves and a to the floor skirt. The real genu=ius of this piece lies in that stunning print and then the addition of rounded, padded cords made of the same fabric and stuffed with batting. These then circle the collar, cuffs and hem in stacked rows of three. They give the hem weight and add such an unusual and interesting detail. The belt is made the same way and you can cinch the waist as much or little as you please. I have put this in the small to medium category - the measurements are generous but it is meant to have some drape - it is not pinned on the size 4-6 mannequin. It is in wonderful condition and very striking!

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