Designed by Bill Blass (American, 1922–2002)
Center back (dress): 76.2 cm (30 in.). Center back (coat): 86.4 cm (34 in.) Center back (sweater): 63.5 cm (25 in.)
Medium or Technique
Dress: Synthetic machine lace, cut and appliqued with braid, interlined with silk plain weave (organza); lined with silk plain weave. Coat: Synthetic machine lace, cut and appliqued with braid. Sweater: Cotton knit.
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Black flower lattice work style knee length spaghetti strap dress with a metal zipper. Labeled: “Bill Blass/ Made in USA of imported fabric”. White long sleeve flower cut-out design coat. Labeled: “Bill Blass/ Neiman Marcus/ Made in USA of imported fabric/ 8”. Black long sleeve sweater with two pockets on the front and five plastic buttons. Labeled: “Bill Blass/ Made in Italy/ Neiman Marcus”.
Purchased by donor at Neiman Marcus in the 1990s. Gift to MFA December 13, 2006
Gift of Julia Anderson Frankel