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1980s Vintage Bill Blass For Bergdorf Goodman Embroidered Red Wool Skirt Suit



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Designed by: Bill Blass
Size: XS / UK 8


Fabric: Wool
Condition: Gently used
Seller ships to: Worldwide

1980s Vintage Bill Blass For Bergdorf Goodman Embroidered Red Wool Skirt Suit

This vintage suit is made from a light weight wool crepe in bright tomato red, with raised embroidered flowers in the same colour.
The jacket is unlined, it has a peter pan collar and concealed buttons.
The pencil skirt is fully lined and has a rear zip fastening.

U.S. Size 4


Shoulders to hem 25.5"
Shoulders 17.5"
Bust 36"
Hips 43"
Sleeves 24"


Waist to hem 23"
Waist 29"
Hips 37"

Excellent condition.

Bill Blass (1922-2002) began sketching glamorous fashions in the mode of those he was seeing out of 1930s Hollywood as a boy in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He went to New York in 1940 to attend Parsons School of Design, and then worked at David Crystal as a sketcher.

After the war, and after a brief stint at Anne Klein, Blass ended up working as an assistant to Anna Miller. Throughout the 1950s, Blass worked at Anna Miller, developing the glamorous style for which he would be best known. In 1962 Blass became the vice-president of that company. Blass bought the company in 1967, and in 1970 the name was changed to Bill Blass, Ltd.

By this time Blass was a major US designer, and he was in big demand at NYC parties. Blass continued to dress women in glamorous styles, even in the unglamorous early 70s. In 1975 he even brought back the cocktail dress, which had all but disappeared from the fashion scene. In the 80s, he became one of First Lady Nancy Reagan’s favourites, and in keeping with the times, designed luxurious clothes from ornate fabrics using bright colours. (Vintage Fashion Guild)

Bergdorf Goodman is a luxury goods department store based on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. The company was founded in 1899 by Herman Bergdorf and was later owned and managed by Edwin Goodman, and later his son Andrew Goodman

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