Black & white boucle short swing jacket
Very cute 1980's Bill Blass short swing jacket. Black and white boucle with ruching across the collar bone, shoulder and upper back areas and a black velvet open standup collar. Four black plastic front buttons and two straight front pockets. Billowed sleeves with matching black buttons. Perfect with a pair of cuffed skinny jeans and black flats. Great draping in the back, excellent vintage condition, padding in shoulders. US size 8.
Shoulders 17" | Sleeve 15.5" | Bust 50" | Waist 60" | Length 25"
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Bill Blass attended the Parson's School of Design in 1940 and shortly after graduating he went to work for Anna Miller where he developed the glamorous style for which he was best known. In 1959 Anna Miller became Maurice Rentner and Blass became the head designer. By 1960 his name appeared on labels and in 1970 he bought the company and the name was changed to Bill Blass, Ltd. Known as one of the major American fashion designers, Blass was credited with bringing back the cocktail dress in 1975 and was as famous for his day wear as he was for his evening wear. His luxurious clothing made from ornate fabrics in bright colors defined American fashion of the time and he was a fan favorite of the First Lady, Nancy Reagan.