Evening dressEvening dress
Bill Blass

Mary Quant had a revolutionary effect on fashion when she introduced the miniskirt in England in 1965. French designer André Courrèges also had a powerful impact in the mid-1960s when he created clothing with stark, clean lines, such as the A-line dress.

Bill Blass was one of the premier American designers who developed styles for a youthful market. In this evening minidress, he has put his own mark on the basic styles established by English and European designers. He favored tailored, straight-edged shapes and patterns, as seen in this dress with its notched collar, subtle woven windowpane pattern and pockets. The rhinestone trim gives the dress a decorative effect suitable for evening.

Gift of Mr. Maurine Rentner

LSM #1967.033