bill blass

1970s Bill Blass Couture Ombre Gown

This may be the most fantastic gown that Mr Blass ever produced! Hand dyed silk crepe that has a stunning texture to it is the basis of this masterpiece. The gown itself is simple and perfect - a boned strapless bodice tops a flowing silk skirt that flows to the floor. Simple but not as every detail is utterly perfect and the fabric itself is literally a work of art. It would have been hand dipped and dyed to make that incredible ombre palette of mixed colors. At once sublime and refined mixed with boldness and beauty. It weighs ounces and is composed of two layers of the same fabric - each dyed slightly different so the color has more depth and texture had he lined it in a solid. You will feel like it floats around you and that you have been transformed into a goddess. A matching hand dyed silk square of fabric acts as a shawl. Astonishingly beautiful and a true example of how extraordinary great design can be when cut and fabric are married to perfection. Excellent condition

Bust: 16-17' flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 12' flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 10" from top of the bodice to waist
Skirt: 41" from waist to hem

The entire dress is made of two layers of the hand dyed silk crepe chiffon which adds an extra dimension of depth and interest to the color & design. Both sides of the bodice have boning. It closes with a side hidden zipper. Hand finished. A pinhole or two that I had my seamstress put a stitch to secure and ensure that they are absolutely stable. They in no way detract or mar the gown.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS

Item# DD915

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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