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Fall 1974 Bill Blass One Shoulder Glossy Black Sequin Dress with Fringe Hem

This dress came with an old hang tag that was dated as being from the 1974 season and that makes sense given his heavy use of sequins for that years collections. It is a stunning piece and a wonderful example of his work during this time period.

This beautiful sequin covered dress is absolutely stunning. It is also insanely sexy once on the body and beautifully made. It is entirely covered with glossy black sequins that give the dress an almost liquid feel once it is on the body. Not a single inch of it is left uncovered. Thousands of hand applied, glossy black sequins have been tightly placed side by side to completely cover the surface of the fabric. This gives the fabric the suggestion of liquid and when you move the light catches the sequins and creates the most sensual and magical effect. It curves up and over one shoulder and leaves the other completely bare. It is cut to curve over the body with no seam at the waist to break the line. The bottom follows the same angle as the neckline so that one side is longer then the other. He then finished the entire hem with fringe so that when you move this creates beautiful movement around you. It is extraordinary and really wonderful once on the body. A superb and early Bill Blass that packs a tremendous impact once on. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a black silky rayon and closes with an offset back zipper. Hand set sequins and hand finishes. Maybe the occasional sequin missing. It appears to have been worn very little if at all.

Bust: to 16.6" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 56" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD3444

Reference Photo: Fall 1974 Bill Blass Runway.

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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