1970s Bill Blass Deep Marigold Dot Printed Silk Strapless Dress

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This particular example is absolutely wonderful. Bill Blass ventured out onto his own in 1970 after a stint as head designer by Maurice Rentner. He was an instant success as he was already well known and his company flourished. He was known for glamour and luxury and I love his early work especially. This dress is wonderful. It is made from hand dyed silk done in a deep yellow that is mixed with a white silk inset on the bodice and a white dot print throughout. The dress is simple and elegant. A boned and strapless bodice tops a full, flowing silk skirt that falls to the floor. The bodice is a mix of solid white and the patterned yellow silk. The fabric is gathered and wrapped around the bust and the yellow and white contrast each other to highlight and shape the body. The skirt is set into the nipped in waist with soft gathers that give it both a romantic feel and allow the fabric to have volume and movement. It has such a wonderful light and airy feeling. I love the print on the yellow portions - it is a mix of a dot and waving line that really ties everything together. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a white silk and closes with an offset, painted metal and nylon zipper that is set where the two fabrics meet at the back. Light boning through the bodice. Hand finished.

Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 10" from top of dress to waist
Skirt: 40" 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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  • Seller Location
    Toronto, Canada
  • Reference Number
    LU1283536941
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