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Thursday, November 11, 2010
BILL BLASS IN RED
Original Bill Blass designs tend to fuse ladylike chic with a bit of pizazz. In other words, Park Avenue closets in the 70s and 80s were filled with his designs and the women who wore them were the social doyennes whose lives were chronicled by WWD. They were often photographed doing something fabulous and philanthropic in a Bill Blass dress. This cherry red one sleeve/shoulder Blass cocktail dress has a drape across the hip and is a hip design! Nan Kempner probably owned a similar dress, but we think a young actress could wear this and look totally modern. That's the beauty of a great classic design: it transcends time.