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Bill Blass

An American Designer



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Bill Blass: An American Designer
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Favoured by First Ladies, celebrities and women of style, American designer Bill Blass's sophisticated gowns and impeccable suits embody modern sophistication. This volume features over 100 new images and an array of historical images by Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Horst, and Guy Bourdin, in addition to Blass's own sketches. It is published to accompany a retrospective of the designer's 50-year career.

Author Biography

Bill Blass was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1922, moved to New York City before he was 20, and worked as a fashion designer for 60 years until his retirement in 2000. He has won countless awards for his work and is recognized as America's most important fashion designer. He lives in New York City and Connecticut. Helen O'Hagen was, for 38 years, vice-president in charge of public relations and special events for Saks Fifth Avenue. She lives in New York City and Charleston, South Carolina. Kate Rowold is the curator of the Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where the Bill Blass archives are located. She lives in Heltonville, Indiana. Michael Vollbracht is a fashion designer, portraitist, and widely published illustrator. He lives in New York City and Florida.
Release date NZ
November 4th, 2002
Edited by Helen O'Hagan Edited by Kathleen Rowold Edited by Michael Vollbracht Foreword by Bill Blass
Country of Publication
United States
227 illustrations, (190 colour )
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
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