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1982 Bill Blass Sequin Dusty Rose & Gold Dress

The sequins on this dress are so densely applied that they actually overlap one another. And the gold trim that sings around the waist has equally densely applied bead work placed tightly up and against one another in a thick band that wraps around the hip. I love the contrast of volume with the top portion of the dress being loose and easy right to the low slung waist line and the skirt more fitted and meant to hug the hips. The shoulders are sting and the neckline scooped and high. The sleeves are straight cut. It is elaborately constructed inside with a silk lining that closes independently of the exterior sequin fabric. The color is amazing - the sequins are a deep dusky rose and the beads a muted antiqued gold. I love that he has made a rather conservatively cut dress something quite special purely through his choice of fabric. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in silk with an inner zipper closure and the outer closes with a series of buttons down the back. I see no areas of missing sequins or beads

Sleeves: 21"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist at top of skirt: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 19" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 22" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2017

Reference Photo: Models in Bill Blass, Vogue, October 1982.

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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