Vintage 1980s Bill Blass, From Saks Fifth Avenue, Strapless Silk Chiffon, Knee Length Dress. (Never Worn) - With Silk Chiffon as Weightless As A Baby's Breath. The Flutters of Silk Chiffon Ruffles at the Hemline -- and Up Along the Front of the Dress, Are Immaculately Designed, and Executed. The Edges of All the Ruffles are Hand-Stitched/Finished - The Edges Are First Rolled and then Stitched by Hand.We see this today primarily with good French/Italian Scarves -- Imagine Doing This Technique for Several Rows of Ruffles Along an Entire Dress (and surrounding it). Size 8 -- (Its More Like Todays' Size 2 or 4). (Mannequin is a Size 6 and the dress will not close at The Back). Two Layers of Silk Chiffon.
Never Worn, Still Crisp and Fresh. Corset is trimmed in matching Yellow Cotton Grosgrain Ribbon.Topmost area of inner corset has very slight traces of dust/dirt. Inner Belt is made of Cotton Grosgrain Ribbon With Hook and Eye Closure - for a great fit. The 3rd Layer is The Silk Lining - A Nearly Weightless Silk.
Double Zippers at the Back. Silk Chiffon Covered Buttons in the Same Fabric as the Dress (Yes, they're Still On). The Loops for the Covered Buttons are Hand-Made in a Sort of Crochet Technique.
The Bill Blass Label is hand-stitched at the inner lining. The Saks Fifth Avenue Label Hand-Stitched at the Inner Lining.The ILGLU International Ladies Garment Workers" Label is Stitched at the Inner Lining - It Says: "Made in the USA. Size 8 label is stitched at the inner Lining. Lastly, there is a Drycleaning Instructions Label Which Indicates Which Cleaning Solution May be Utilized. Slight tear at the back near the zippers - can be stitched. Slight Fraying at the Topmost button -- but you have to zoom in at 800% to see it. The Ruffles Cascade Effortlessly Up and Down the Front and Around the Hemline. But it takes A Great Deal of Effort, Indeed, For Them to Appear Effortless. Lastly, the ruffles are trimmed, and finished with piping, in the same chiffon - this is how a very good dress was made and finished in the 1980s. Faux Ties at the Center of Bustline. The Main Body of the zippers is made of 100% Cotton in a Matching Yellow. A Generous Seam is Used in the Lining. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Women\Women's Clothing\Dresses".
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