bill blass

Colorful 1980s Bill Blass Three-Piece Suit in Salmon Pink, Green & Yellow

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 is a wonderful set that I think wold be impossible to have a bad day in when you have it on. The three colors together are remarkable and a testament to Bill's ability to mix colors and textures. The lines of the suit are beautiful and it has a sense of ease to it imparted from that happy mix of cheerful colors. At the same time the lines are all grown up and serious. The jacket is a salmon pink and the fabric has a touch of texture to it. It is remarkably tailored and cut. I love the huge gold button that closes the jacket and how the same buttons sits on each cuff. 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. Here he has used a bright spring green and the color is even better in person. Last is that deep yellow silk top with its wonderful ascot feeling finish at the neck. It also has flat gold buttons at the cuff for the perfect finishing detail. Everything about the cut and line of all three pieces is perfection and you could easily break them all up and wear mixed with your own pieces in your wardrobe. The suit was a little large for my dress form so will fir even better on the girl of the correct size for the set. Excellent condition

The jacket is lined in a crisp white, buttons to close and has padding in the shoulders. The buttons on each cuff are functional as are the front pockets. The skirt is lined in a matching green silk, zips to close at the waist and has an inner waist stay that hooks. The top buttons to close at the front and on each cuff. They are all a vintage Bill Blass size 12

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 16"
Bust: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 27" from neck to hem

Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 23" from waist to hem

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 17"
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 225" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: LRG-XL

Item# DD3270

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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