bill blass

1983 Bill Blass Polished Cotton Pink Floral Skirt

When I saw this I instantly recognized it as I have had a similar version in the shop before but in a more lavender color then the pink of this one. This one is also slightly larger then the last and is cut to have even more volume, which I personally love even more. The photos do not even begin to convey the amount of fabric in the skirt and the sheer opulence of this piece. The fabric is a highly polished cotton or cotton mix and has a screened design that covers it and is a literal explosion of flowers that covers the skirt from top to bottom. The background is a beautiful romantic feeling, pale soft pink and the skirt cascades out from the waist in a series of tiny gathers. This gives the skirt its tremendous volume and there are yards of fabric used in its construction. But at the same time it does not feel overwhelming or have that "cupcake" shape that can make you feel larger then you are. It has a good weight to it when you first pick it up but feels surprisingly light and balanced once on. Excellent condition

Unlined and closes at the waist with a nylon and metal zipper and a flat hook & eye at the waist.

Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: 44" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# S743

Reference Photos: (1) Bill Blass ad, Harper's Bazaar, March 1983.  /  (2-3) Cherie for her style column on our blog, Curated. (Photos by Erin Leydon) Click here to see the full column >

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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