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1980s Bill Blass Baby Pink Evening Jacket, Skirt & Silk Top Dress Suit

I am very pleased to begin presenting a collection of Bill Blass pieces from a woman who was a close personal friend of Mr. Blass for many years. Many of these pieces were custom made or tweaked specifically for her and all of them are in exquisite condition, having been stored and cared for properly over the years. These are rare and hard to find example of his work from the late 1970s and into the 1980s. Some may be the only version of its kind that were made. The family would also like it to be known that their portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to charity.

This wonderful evening suit is made from a soft pink silk that gives it a beautiful feminine feel. Both the skirt and the jacket are made out of this silk and then it also has a top for under the jacket that is made from a paler, softer pink silk chiffon. The jacket is a sleekly constructed piece that has no front closures. The shoulders are lightly padded shoulders and the sleeves are long. The body of the jacket is cut loose and easy and flares out slightly as it nears the hip. I love the vertical pockets that sit on either side. These are there only for decoration but add a lovely detail. The skirt is a long slim sheath that fall to the floor in one long and simple line. The final perfect finish is the baby pink silk chiffon top underneath that weighs next to nothing. This wraps and hooks into place and the softness of the top is the perfect contrast tot he feminine play on a man's suiting - a Blass signature. Having the three pieces makes it so versatile as you can wear it all together for the full Blass look, or mix and match with modern pieces from your wardrobe. Excellent condition

Both the jacket and skirt are fully lined in silk with ribbon edge finishes and hand finished. The skirt closes with a zipper and flat hook & eye at the waist. The jacket has no front closures and lightly padded shoulders. The top wraps over itself and snaps into place. It comes with a matching silk chiffon tie that I have shown styled around the neck in the photos. It looks like there were maybe buttons on the cuffs of the jacket at one point but they work perfectly fine without. Note that on person the pinks are more a baby toned pink

Sleeves: 24"
Dropped shoulders: 18.5"
Bust: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 28" from waist to hem

Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam, but will open more
Length: 45" from waist to hem

Sleeves: 16"
Dropped shoulders: 16"
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 23" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: The suit is more a LRG-XL and the top MED-LRG

Item# DD3262

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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