bill blass

1970s Bill Blass Lace & Ribbons Dress

An incredible confection of lace, net and silks by the great Bill Blass. The dress is a strong statement piece and yet still chic now. A fine lace net sits over an inner nude silk lining and I love how it is constructed so that the lace feels more opaque as it nears the bottom. This is a clever way to create slimness and length despite the horizontal ribbon. Just under the bust cured and scalloped ribbon circles the body these have a layer added to each one till you hit the hip and then thick silk satin ribbons are used between them. All up on side large silk satin bows sit in a row giving the illusion that the wearer has been wrapped like a gift! Very chic, very sexy and very feminine. Excellent, appears unworn condition!

Sleeves: 22"
Shoulder: 14"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from shoulder to hem

Fully lined in a combination of nude silk chiffon, nude silk and black silk chiffon and closes with a hidden set, back zipper and a button and loop at the back neck. Each cuff has two silk covered buttons and loops. The dress is extremely well made with high attention to detail inside and hand finishes. Imported lace and silks.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1093

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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