bill blass

1967 Handkerchief Hem Bill Blass Gown

A stunning Bill Blass gown that has a unique and beautiful design! That flowing bohemian feel skirt is created by huge "scarf" like panels of fabric that are inserted at the waist and circle the entire skirt. There is an inner skirt that is more fitted adn these scarf panels float over the skirt. They are incredibly fine and light so move with the wearers slightest movement! Really incredible. This airy feeling is continued in the sleeves that are left unlined and cut wide with a slight slanted edge. The front plunges tot he high waist and an attached panel of fabric hooks in the back to define the waist. The fabric is a high grade silk chiffon with gold thread woven through it. It is very beautiful and the design is both innovative and rare. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a nude tissue silk through the bodice and the inner skirt of the same fabric acts as a lining for the overlay of "scarf" panels that are attached at the hip all around the dress. The sleeves are unlined. Closes with a back painted metal zipper

Sleeves: 26"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 12" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 29" from waist to hem of inner skirt, 42" to bottom of scarfs

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# DD1436

Reference Photo: 1967 Bill Blass Cocktail Dress from The MET Collection.

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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