yet more proof that Bill Blass was a fashion original.
classic wax seal becomes a signature button.
"I remember one of the first times I went to Paris
as a young man-
to see the shows for Maurice Rentner.
here were all those slightly fussy European ladies
in their frills and furbelows,
in strolled Gloria Vanderbilt and C.Z. Guest
in flannel trousers and cashmere turtlenecks.
they were a breath of fresh air.that sporty brashness,
the ease, the naturalness
and elegant comfort of the American attitude-
that's what it's all about."
BLASS Fall 1991 Collection- mine is a double breasted navy cashmere & to me those buttons are priceless.
image from Bill Blass An American Designer