1970s BIll Blass Hot Pink & Purple Silk Gown

This is an amazing high grade silk satin Bill Blass sheath gown down in a stunning vivid pink contrasting a deep regal purple. A huge pink bow seemingly is suspended against the shoulder and this wraps around the bodice to the back - enveloping the wearer like a beautiful package. It then extends down the side of the gown in a wonderful ruffle whose placement is perfection. It is like wearing a piece of art and at the same time it acts as a clever way to make the wearer appear even taller and leaner!  The other shoulder is left completely bare which perfectly balances that ruffled drama! A built in foundation sits inside the bust and this inner construction is lightly boned and shaped to act almost as a banding so that the dress falls straight down from the bust and has only the suggestion of nipping in at the waist. It is extraordinary and amazing! Very beautiful in person! Excellent condition!

Note that the body of the gown is a true deep purple - it has photoed as more of a blue but in person the gown is a purple and shocking pink contrast!

Fully lined in a deep purple silk. It closes with a inner zipper and waist stay just under the bust and a second exterior hidden set zipper. Lightly boned through the inner bodice. Note that you could have the inner bodice re-worked and this would give you another couple of inches to work with

Bust: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner empire waist stay is 11" across
Exterior waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 55" from top of shoulder strap to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS

Item# DD1393

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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