bill blass

1970s Bill Blass Red Silk Halter Top & Skirt

An absolutely stunning and very sexy red silk halter and skirt by Bill Blass. It is so fresh and modern in feel that it could be easily mistaken as a piece from a current runway! It is completely and masterfully cut on the bias so drapes to skim over the body. The color is absolutely fantastic - the perfect clear red that flatters most skin tones - I think it is even better in person then how it has photoed! A fine layer of the finest grade silk floats over the body and cascades to the floor. The neckline is a high and a tiny strap suspends it from the neck. The skirt is long and lean with a high sexy front slit. Attached tot he skirt are long piped silk ties. There is a small opening made at the front of the halter that the ties slip through and then you wrap them around you to create a very Grecian goddess look. Between that and the stunning fabric and cut it is very sexy. Excellent, appears unworn, condition

Both pieces are unlined. The halter has a fabric covered button and loop at the very back of the neck. The skirt closes with a painted zipper and hook & eye at the waist. The tie belt that loops around and through the opening on the top is attached at one side of the waist band of the skirt. Hand finishes.

Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: approx 16" from neck to hem

Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 43" from waist to hem
Slit: 26" from ground up

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS

Item# DD1445

Reference Photo: Amanda Lee Shirreffs (see the complete blog post on this look here)

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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