Vintage Score! Stunning Bill Blass Jacket

Stephen Sprouse-like print fabric

Awesome Stephen Sprouse-like print fabric. The only thing wrong with this jacket is that the button is gone

This weekend old friends came for a visit, we went to see the Human Sexual Response reunion show at the House of Blues (incredible!!) and also hit The Garment District a used clothing store in Cambridge for some vintage clothes shopping, which I hadnt done in years. I wasnt planning on buying anything but had to poke around and as soon as I saw this jacket I knew I had to have it. The pictures tell the whole story and it’s astonishing that this gorgeous Bill Blass jacket from the late 80’s was marked “slightly damaged as is” because the button is missing! The quality of the work that went into this garment is amazing and the lining sleeves and the back collar are finished by hand. Plus it was made in the USA and there is a International Ladies Garment Workers Union label attached to the side seam. I’m not totally sure what the fabric is, it’s kind of knit like but also looks woven and it has a silk faille lining. It seems to be wool based on how heavy it is. The construction quality of this jacket really illustrates how far we have declined in clothing production in just 20 years since this jacket was made. It fits me really perfectly and I totally intend to wear it with pride!