I wish I owned this Bill Blass sketch (top) which I found on New York Social Diary this week. Bill Blass has been heralded as an American Fashion Legend. Arriving in New York at 17 years of age he sold his sketches to fashion designers for $25.00 each (I'm sure they are alot more these days!!). He later took the American fashion scene by storm and most predominantly was noted as the man who defined American style. Sadly Bill Blass died in 2002 at the age of 79 but not before selling his company to two fashion executives in 1999 for an estimated $50 million US dollars. Today Bill Blass is a brand known and worn by the upper-class American society and one, which has over the years had many trying to follow in its footsteps.
Does anyone know anything further about his fashion sketches? Thanks for the book tip Ally.