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Bill Blass, Multi-Colored Evening Gown

Description

Bill Blass black velvet, ice blue, green and fuchsia faille strapless evening gown. Strapless pieced bodice of black velvet and ice blue silk faille in diagonal design front and back. Four strips of boning: side seams and side fronts; silk broadcloth lining; invisible center back zipper extending into skirt. Hook and eye at top edge of back bodice. Silk or rayon twill strips for hanging of garment attached to back bodice; thread loops at front edge of bodice over bust loop through twill strips to support garment during hanging. Piping at waistline seam in ice blue faille. Black grosgrain ribbon inside waistline stay with hook and eye closure at center back.
Floor length faille skirt pieced in diagonal design of ice blue at top, apple green in middle and fuchsia at hem; gathered into waistline seam. Double skirt on garment attached at waistline seam. Under skirt of silk organza at waist and half way down skirt with fuchsia faille at lower half. Underskirt connected to overskirt with thread loops at side seams.

Source

HCT.1990.599.1

Date

1990

Provenance

Gift of Bill Blass

Designer

Bill Blass

Decade

1990-1999

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Collection

Citation

“Bill Blass, Multi-Colored Evening Gown ,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed November 22, 2017, http://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/4906.

Item Relations

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