bill blass

Documented 1968 Bill Blass Gold Dress

This dress is amazing! The red version of this piece was extremely well documented - it appeared in both Harper's Bazaar and Vogue in 1968! (see pictures!) Personally I love the gold version ore then the red - it acts almost like a neutral and is extremely flattering to a wide variety of skin tones! A huge paisley print is woven through through the woven silk fabric. I love how the edges are all rounded and scalloped at the neck, cuffs and hem! The sleeves are left unlined so you get a glimpse of skin through the open weave parts of the fabric! The front is cut to plunge quite low and the waist is cinched in tightly with the wide original belt! The skirt is full over a more fitted silk underskirt. It's a stunning example of early Bill Blass and a true beauty of a dress! Just amazing, in excellent condition and a piece of fashion history!

Fully lined in a yellow toned silk that is hand set and closes with a back painted metal zipper. The sleeves are left unlined. The belt is original and snaps into place. Note that there are two additional snaps that look to have been added at a later date to make the belt smaller. They are well done and an easy thing to remove if you need the extra room.

Sleeves: 21"
Shoulders: 17"
Bust: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: The lined underskirt is 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 24"" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# DD1283

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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