Sunday, March 28, 2010

Babe, It's a Wrap!

I miss Bill Blass's presence in fashion.  The way he called women Babe, smoked cigarettes and drank scotch on the rocks.  The way he lived with beautiful things in comfortable homes with room on the sofa for his dogs.  It is that mix of easy glamour we also get in his clothes.  

This true red silk wrap dress is exactly the kind of piece I imagine Bill Blass would have designed for an American woman with a throaty laugh, smoking a cigarette (yes, we all know now that cigarettes are bad for you and smoking does not have any kind of glamour but at one time it did.  I am thinking about Lauren Bacall in her first film, To Have and Have Not) and having a cocktail while throwing on this perfect sexy silk wrap dress.  A pair of high heels and you are good to go!

1980s Bill Blass silk wrap dress.


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