Chic 1970s Bill Blass One Shoulder Cut Out Little Black Light Weight Silk Dress w Silk Sash Tie
Bill Blass launched his label in 1970 when he bought out the Maurice Rentner label and re-launched it under his own name. Blass was arguably one of the most famous of the American designers. His forte was the ability to mix simple styles with luxurious materials and his evening wear in particular seemed to have a way of flattering the wearer. He knew how to walk that line perfectly. This is a very chic little example of his work from this time period.
The dress is made out of a scarf weight black silk that weighs ounces. It is so simple in it's cut but is so chic and elegant once it is on the body. It is a one shoulder design and the silk is cut to curve up and over that shoulder. The strap there is slit into two halves. This leaves an open angled cut out that runs down the front for a bit of bare skin to show. At the back it does the same thing but there that plunge runs down far deeper then the front one and it wraps almost around your entire back to the other side. It is cut to skim over your bust and the waist is seamed. It comes with its original wider sash that ties neatly around the waist and lets you cinch it in as much as you want. The skirt falls under that in a neat little pencil that just slightly flares out as it reaches the hem. It is a beauty. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a black silk chiffon and closes with a hidden set side zipper. Has it original matching silk tie belt. One pocket on the side opposite the zipper
Bust: to 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 28" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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