Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Tonight there  is a secret screening of Versailles '73 in Los Angeles.  Although the film had its debut screening during the Cannes Film Festival in May, this time around a lot of my friends and peers will be listening to me narrate the film.  Let's hope people find my voice mellifluous and not dissonant.  I keep thinking about all the designers who were part of the famous fashion revolution.  I actually want to curate a trunk show of all the Versailles 73 designers: then and now.  Here is a great "then" piece by Bill Blass.  Wine printed python chiffon is enhanced with striped of gold paisley-laced thread.  The skirt is a handkerchief hem which yesterday's birthday boy, Jarred, calls "peasant."  You will have to email him at to ask him personally what is peasant-y about said Blass.  I think of it as very luxurious:  sensual python printed chiffon; glitzy paisley metallic stripes; flirty skirt.  Nan Kempner at her finest?  With fall just around the corner, I actually can see Jarred's point.  Perhaps this dress could be worn with suede boots and a great Ulyana Sergeenko coat?

Bill Blass wine snake skin print with metallic paisley long sleeve dress, c.1970's.  Modern size 6 SOLD

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