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Documented 1972 Bill Blass Dress as Seen on Anjelica Huston

The twin of this dress was photoed on Anjelica Huston for Vogue in 1972 and shot by Richard Avedon. I am so pleased to have discovered and added this beautiful dress to the shop. I know the girl lucky enough to be the one who grabs it will be thrilled when she sees it in person as it is even better then how it photoed and it photoed well. The surface of the dress is entirely covered with glossy deep ruby colored sequins that give the dress an almost liquid feel and catch the light at every turn. The cut is simple and classic Blass. It is suspended by tiny little silk straps and then the dress falls from these to the floor in a long and lean column that widens out as it nears the hem. All of those sequins are hand applied to a bias cut silk chiffon and then this is layered over an silk interior slip that is attached. Inside there is also a Saks Fifth Avenue label with an old paper hang tag still attached so we know it has never been worn.  This is a fabulous opportunity to have a well documented and beautiful dress. Excellent condition

Fully lined with a deep burgundy silk. It closes with a side zipper. It appears to have never been worn and is in excellent, museum quality condition

Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam but with bias cut room across the bust
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from shoulder strap to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2750

Reference Photos: (1) Anjelica Huston in Bill Blass for Vogue, September 1972. Photo by Richard Avedon.  /  (2) Fall 1972 Bill Blass Runway.  /  (3) Evening dress by Bill Blass is modeled by Mrs. Raymond L. Carter, September 1972.

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