Evening pantsuit

Designer Bill Blass American

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Bill Blass's fashion legacy is of simple elegance and impeccable tailoring in American sportswear. The Blass style consisted of menswear-inspired garments for women with innovative combinations of patterns and textures. Blass catered to the highest levels of American society, creating designs that were wearable but sophisticated.

Blass's evening suit features his signature menswear inspiration combined with a striking metallic fabric. The style represents an early example of women's pantsuits for eveningwear, a practice which gained acceptance in the 1970s.

Evening pantsuit, Bill Blass (American, Fort Wayne, Indiana 1922–2002 New Preston, Connecticut), silk, metal, American

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