bill blass

1980s Bill Blass Easy Fitting Gold Lurex Knit American Sportswear Chic Feeling Dress

This is a beautiful dress from the late 1970s, early 1980s that showcases his ability to do sportswear feeling pieces, but in a very glamourized kind off way. Here he takes the style of a simple and classic sweatshirt and then he extended it out in length to make it a dress and did it in a gold knit. Ease but with high glamour. Everything about the cut is done to make it feel effortless to wear and still have a beautiful and easy silhouette. The shoulders are soft and the sleeves are finished with a ribbed cuff. The dress is cut to just skim over the body underneath so that nothing is tight but it still highlights the body underneath. The fabric is a soft knit in a gold thread so the entire dress shimmers and catches the light. There is soft angled seaming near each shoulder in a nod to the way a sweatshirt is designed. You just slip it over the head and you are done. The super simple cut is in direct contrast to the high evening glamour that is created by the gold knit. This would have been from one of his more accessible lines at the time but is still very well made and the quality is great. It is simple, yet striking, and has not a single unnecessary seam. Excellent condition

Unlined and slips on to wear. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. The fabric does have a bit of stretch. The easy cut should fit a range of sizes. It has a slightly more gold feel in person 

Sleeves: 25.5"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 18-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 62" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# DD3704

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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