Bill Blass Biography
(American Fashion Designer)
Birthday: June 22, 1922 (Cancer)
Born In: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
One of the greatest fashion designers of the twentieth century, Bill Blass is often considered the first American designer of women clothes to have designed menswear. His clothes were famous among the most prominent women of his time, for their fabric, patterns, perfect tailoring and dazzling color combinations. Jacqueline Kennedy, Happy Rockefeller, and Marilyn Monroe, were among his regular customers. Designing apparel was not his only forte; he also came up with his whole range of perfumes, luggage and chocolates to expand his venture. Not only this, he was even contacted by many automobile companies, such as Ford, to design their cars! For his impeccable designs, be it casuals, sportswear, rainwear, accessories, and evening wear, he was awarded the Coty awards, one of the most respected fashions awards, several times. Even a decade after his death, his designs and ideas are still extremely popular among the fashionistas of today. Blass began designing in the early 1940s, which according to the fashion world were its ‘unglamorous years’. He sort of revolutionized the fashion of that time, by bringing back the cocktail dresses which were long forgotten. The apparel he designed became a rage among the high-society women and soon enough they became trend-setters. Learn more about this artistic personality in the article below.