The Great Designers: Bill Blass

William Ralph Blass established his Bill Blass fashion house in 1970. Over the course of his career he became one of the most internationally recognized American designers of his time. A true innovator and fashion legend Blass left his undeniable mark on the world of fashion. 

The incredible talent was born in Indiana in 1922 and discovered his passion for the arts at a very early age. In 1939 he left his hometown for New York City to study at Parsons School of Design. After his graduation Blass was drafted to serve in the army during WWII. When the war was over the designer knew that in order to pursue a life and career in fashion he had to permanently move to New York. He was soon known for having the most beautiful and impeccable tailoring in America. In his silhouettes he was combining architectural elements with high-class glamour and creating a sporty, yet sophisticated aesthetic.  

In his lifetime, Blass received several prestigious awards, including the Fashion Institute's of Technology's Lifetime Achievement Award and seven Coty Awards. The designer passed away in 2002, but left an impressive legacy that continues to grow under the leadership of Peter Som and Michael Bastian. Bill Blass will always be a name synonymous with timeless style and modern american design. 

I decided to share with you my favorite pieces of the Fall 2011 RTW collection because it might actually inspire your outfits! If you're also interested to see the Spring 2012 line just click HERE.

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"When in doubt wear red!" ~ Bill Blass



Angela said…
Les looks sont admirables et lumineux!!!
Angela Donava
Anonymous said…
красива и елегантна, страхотна колекция!<3
helena said…
Never heard of him before but the pics are nice :)
Thanks for posting this cause maybe I could use it for my inspiration book for school! :D
very nice collection! I love the details especially the dress with lace combination! so chic!

Carmen said…
great post!

XO Carmen,
Amazing cape... i wish i could wear it here... LOL
amalie said…
stunning looks!
Kaleido Mind said…
love the fit of all these pieces!
Fashioncircus said…
I've never heard of him, but it was a strong collection with some gorgeous pieces!

xx Love from Norway
Anonymous said…
amazing collection!
The red dresses from the collection are the perfect mix of sexy and glamorous, I would wear one in a second! x E
rosecandle11 said…
really looks like ralph lauren, like it.

E said…
Love this color palette.
genuinstyle said…
Love the collection. Sp stylish and elegant
Bridgette said…
I love pairing ultra feminine pieces with menswear. these outfits are sexy and striking. Thanks for sharing.