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1986 Bill Blass Well Documented White Button & Dot Sequin Jacket & Skirt Set

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, like the gold suit that I also have from this collection, is one of Bill's pieces that was very well documented during the year it was created. Casey Ribocoff was photoed wearing the jacket alongside of Bill himself and it was also photoed and featured in Vogue. The lines of the suit are beautiful and I am glad to have found reference photos that give you an idea of just how great it is once on. The jacket is heavily sequined and the dense covering of the black and white sequins covers  covers every inch. I love the huge white buttons that close the jacket and how the white circles that makes up the dots play on those buttons. The jacket is sleekly cut with lightly padded shoulders and long sleeves. The waist curves in and the hips are cut on a rounded curve that is quite beautiful. The skirt falls to about the knee in a simple and chic pencil shape with an elastic waist. It's simple black fabric is the perfect contrast to let the jacket shine. Everything about the cut and line of the suit is done to allow that wonderful jacket to take center stage. Excellent condition with a small note about the skirt below

Both pieces are fully lined in a black silk. The skirt has elastic at the waist. The jacket buttons to close and has padding in the shoulders. Note that the skirt was sent with the jacket and is what my clients mother wore with the jacket but it may have been purchased separately.  The elastic in the waist feels slightly stretched to me but is other wise pristine and it would be easy to alter or cut it down if needed. Basically I am including the skirt at no cost and the price is really based on the jacket alone.

Sleeves: 22"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 22" from neck to hem

Waist: 16.5-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 26.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD3267

Reference Photos: (1) Spring 1986 Bill Blass Runway.  /  (2) Bill Blass for Neiman Marcus, American Vogue, January 1986. / (3) Casey Ribocoff, Judy Peabody, and Bill Blass during Gala Dinner to Benefit AIDS Research at Mortimer's Restaurant in New York City, October 1986.

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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