bill blass

1970s Bill Blass Metallic Gold Lurex Knit & Feather Cuffed Dress

The is the second time around that I have had a version of this dress in the shop and I think I love it even more now then I did then. This one is a little bit bigger in size then the first one was but otherwise the twin of the other. I love the full on "bling" factor that seventies metallic lurex has and when that fabric is used by a designer like Bill Blass the results are just magical. The dress is cut long and lean and the design that runs over its surface is a mod feeling swirl of taupes and chocolates mixed with gold thread so the entire dress has a subtle shimmer. The bodice of the dress has a simple, high rounded neckline. This flows over the bust to nip in at the waist slightly, topping the skirt. The skirt flows to the floor and is cut on an A-line as it gently widens to reach the hem. The long, lean sleeves are finished in the design detail that makes this piece absolutely over the top - each cuff ends in an explosion of dramatic, long feathers and gold tinsel strands - all woven together and in hues that pick up the colors of the fabric. Really an outstanding piece. Overall excellent condition

Interlined in a light cafe au lait silk and closes with a back metal zipper. There is the slightest of discoloration under the arms but it is very slight and does not show when on. Priced accordingly and quite less the the first one sold so a real steal.

Sleeves: 23" (feathers extend further)
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 41.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2349

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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