This metallic brocade dress dates back to the Sixties, when an up-and-coming Bill Blass was still designing for Maurice Rentner, the decades-old American label he would eventually buy and make his own. Stunning, an early example of his celebrated aesthetic. It's impeccably cut from brocade resplendent in stripes and abstract shapes of yellow, silver, copper, bronze, orange and gold.
The shift silhouette shows off a mandarin collar with three extra large gold buttons each decorated with 15 faux pearls and 10 sparkly crystals. Darts at the bodice beautifully shape the body, the a-line skirt with large inverted double pleats create volume. The beautiful split sleeves also have matching extra large buttons that finish off the look.
High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.
No condition issues.
- Incredibly pristine Sixties Bill Blass
- Brocade fabric in yellow, silver, copper, bronze, orange and gold
- Mandarin collar
- Extra large gold pearl and crystal buttons
- Matching front and cuff buttons
- A-line shift
- Front pleats
- Back zipper
- Fully lined in yellow silk
- Bust: 34"
- High waist: 30"
- Hips: 38"
- Shoulders: 15"
- Sleeves: 21"
- Collar to Hem: 35"
- Fits a modern US size 4-6
Material: 100 Silk brocade, 100% Silk lining
Brand: Bill Blass for Maurice Rentner