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1980's Bill Blass Lipstick Red Silk Evening Dress

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This lipstick red silk evening dress epitomizes the drama of 1980's fashion and Bill Blass' talent for creating luxurious designs. The dress is seamlessly constructed in two parts ... the heavy lined silk upper body zips and hooks at the back with an off shoulder neckline and fine darting to ensure a smooth body con look while the hemline consists of organza diagonal tiers backed by taffeta. The overall effect creates a chic 'fishtail' silhouette that is both dramatic and elegant. Excellent condition with some marks to the organza fabric at the hemline which appear as faded creases shown in photograph 7. These are minor and apparently caused from storage ... definitely not the first or last thing you will notice about this stunning dress! SIZING & MEASUREMENTS The dress is marked a size 8 and fits true to size and might also work for a size 6 with attention to the following measurements. Bust 36" Waist 29.5" Hips 36" Sleeve Length From Underarm to Shoulder (Button at Cuff) 18.5" Approximate Shoulder Length Taken Across Back 16" Length From Shoulder to Hem 59" Length From Shoulder to Waist 13.5"

Details

  • Designer
  • Brand
    Bill Blass
  • In the Style Of
    Glam
  • Place of origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Material notes

    Zip

    Hook and eye

    Ruffle

    Organza

    Silk

    Dart

    Button

  • Condition
    Excellent. Some minor faded crease marks on organza fabric. Please read description for details.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    D 59 in.

    D 149.86 cm

  • Marked size
    8 (US)
  • Bust
    36 in. (91.44 cm)
  • Waist
    29.5 in. (74.93 cm)
  • Hip
    36 in. (91.44 cm)
  • Length
    59 in. (149.86 cm)
  • Seller location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference number
    LU48733382793

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