The late, great designer Bill Blass founded his company in 1970 with a collection that reflected his personal aesthetic of understated sophistication. Over the decades Blass became the go-to clothing designer for socialites and ascended to the highest echelon of American fashion — admired for his architectural designs, meticulous tailoring, and experimentation with reversible fabrics, stitching, and negative space. From elegant suits, dresses, pants, perfume, and shirts to every-occasion shoes, watches, and other accessories, the name Bill Blass remains a synonym for sporty and sleek clothing that never goes out of style.
Accessories make the (wo)man. So pull that look together with Bally’s patent-leather peep-toe pumps, high-heel boots and lady-about-town satchels. Or try Bill Blass’ luxurious bags, made of brightly hued goat, python and crocodile. Then again, maybe Costume National’s Cage-Heel sandal is your answer. The statement-maker, which has an open metal heel for support, is one of the two-dozen boot and shoe styles available from the avant-garde label.
This achromatic shade is the hottest neutral. Thus, we offer an array of handbags and clutches in a range of greys and other dark neutrals that will quietly, subtly inject some personality into any outfit. Plus, this collection’s versatile footwear can take you from work to weekend, with pumps and sneakers, platforms and Uggs.
Bill Blass epitomizes timeless style and modern American design. Founded by William Ralph Blass in the 1970s, Bill Blass from its inception offered women modern, sophisticated, tailored clothing. Bill Blass quickly became known as one of the most recognized names in American fashion and a special attention to detail and craft defined Blass’ style as well as attracting elite clients like Jacqueline Kennedy, Nancy Kissneger and Gloria Vanderbilt. In 2007, Peter Som was named Creative Director for the women’s division and Michael Bastian for the men’s division. Bill Blass designs have been featured in top fashion press like <i>Vogue</i>, <i>InStyle</i>, <i>Glamour</i>, <i>W</i> and <i>Vanity Fair</i> and are distributed internationally in top stores like Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and this collection is an exciting addition to Gilt Groupe.
In celebration of New York Fashion Week, Gilt Groupe brings you the hottest styles from American Designers Michael Kors, Rachel Roy, Bill Blass, and Carolina Herrera. Shop this sale to find pieces that will instantly add glamour to any wardrobe.