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Bill Blass

  1. contrarians
    Can One Designer Reinvent American Fashion?Chris Benz thinks he can pull it off.
  2. its vintage
    Robin Givhan on How the Battle of Versailles Irrevocably Changed Fashion “People believed that fashion could have this capacity to be a social engine of change.”
  3. the chicest savage
    John Fairchild Turned Designers Into CelebritiesThe legendary WWD and W editor died today at 87.
  4. year in review
    Fashion in 2014, From the Sublime to the RidiculousNormcore, Pharrell’s hat, and one particularly oily butt.
  5. alll about that blass
    Chris Benz Appointed to Top Spot at Bill BlassHe’s been named creative director of the newly revived house.
  6. blass-t from the past
    Bill Blass Will Relaunch for Spring 2016The company has not yet named a designer.
  7. ins and outs
    Bill Blass Goes on a Firing SpreeThe company appears to have shut down its womenswear line.
  8. fashion week preview
    Fashion Week Preview: 99 Designers Reveal Their Fall 2012 InspirationsSee what Yigal Azrouel, Altuzarra, Betsey Johnson, Band of Outsiders, and many more will send down their runways at New York Fashion Week.
  9. fashion week preview
    Garment District Heroes: Meet the People Who Make Fashion Week HappenThese garment-district workers make a big behind-the-scenes impact on NYFW.
  10. new york fashion week
    Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Announces Preliminary ScheduleIt’s the most wonderful time of the year! Almost.
  11. resort 2011
    New Resort Collections: Pucci, Isaac Mizrahi, Giambattista Valli, Bill Blass, and PreenPlus, watch a video of Cynthia Rowley presenting her collection outside Condé Nast’s offices.
  12. loose threads
    Chanel Employees Stage Protest; Charlize Theron Designs ShoesAnd Lanvin’s spring campaign starring Jamie Bochert debuts.
  13. blass watch
    Bill Blass to Reveal New Designer SoonLet’s hope the comeback is successful.
  14. blass watch
    Bill Blass’s Runway Return DelayedThe label probably won’t stage a show in September.
  15. blass is back
    Bill Blass to Return in September, Possibly Designed by Richard ChaiAfter months of turmoil, the label’s new owners are getting Blass back on its feet.
  16. Bill Blass Could Return This YearThe label’s new owners are looking for a new head designer.
  17. party lines
    Peter Som’s Plans Are Still Up in the AirThe designer may have had a rough time of late, but don’t count him out just yet.
  18. mobama watch
    Michelle Obama Under Fire for Not Wearing Black DesignersThe Black Artists Association plans to file an appeal to her office.
  19. blass watch
    Bill Blass Files for BankruptcyRumor has it that NexCen is selling the office furniture from the showroom.
  20. blass watch
    Bill Blass Couture Shall Live On!The label’s new owner, Peacock Holdings, plans to revive the line within a year.
  21. blass watch
    NexCen Sells Bill Blass for $10 MillionBut don’t expect it to return to its former runway glory anytime soon.
  22. bad tidings
    NexCen Lays Off Entire Bill Blass Couture Staff With No SeveranceJust in time for the holidays. Bah, humbug.
  23. shutterings
    Bill Blass Finally ClosesThe economy has brought the label’s last, tumultuous six months to a sad end.
  24. blass watch
    Bill Blass Is Pretty Much DoomedBill Blass New York is liquidating, and retailers aren’t buying Som’s spring 2009 line.
  25. first looks
    Peter Som Launches Children’s Capsule Collection TomorrowBest & Co. signed the designer to create a limited-edition holiday capsule collection for tots.
  26. blass watch
    Peter Som Finally Leaves Bill BlassNexCen was unable to financially support the line the way Som envisioned because they bought a cookie company.
  27. blass watch
    Bidding for NexCen’s Bill Blass BeginsBut will they save Peter Som’s ready-to-wear Bill Blass line?
  28. blass watch
    Bill Blass Ready-to-Wear in Danger of DemiseThe line designed by Peter Som loses over $1 million a year.
  29. run through
    Peter Som Stays On at Bill Blass, Even Though It Can’t Afford HimThe label can’t afford to produce the collection Som envisions. It also can’t afford to pay Som’s salary.
  30. run through
    Matthew Williamson Is Just About Done With Emilio PucciThe designer wants to leave his position as creative director of the label to focus on his expanding namesake line.
  31. run through
    Peter Som Might Be Out at Bill Blass (UPDATED)Rumor has it he’s done with Blass, but Nexcen wants to keep his name attached so they can sell the label.
  32. loose threads
    Moschino Opens in New York; Naomi Campbell Awaits ChargesMoschino will open a flagship in the meatpacking district, and Naomi Campbell will soon find out if she’ll be charged for her purported outburst on British Airways.
  33. loose threads
    Lindsay Lohan to D.J. Naomi Campbell’s 38th-Birthday PartyDomenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana will throw Naomi Campbell’s 38th-birthday party in Cannes, luxury companies like Dior have shady manufacturing practices, and Bill Blass might be sold soon.
  34. dress code
    Boyfriend Jackets Signify Girl PowerThe long, roomy style popped up on the runways of Diane Von Furstenberg, Lanvin, Nina Ricci, and Bill Blass. The shape, designers say, empowers women.
  35. party lines
    Peter Som Peddles to the ‘Mature’ CrowdPeter Som restaged his first collection for Bill Blass today. Quite smartly the designer brought his show to Saks, the ultimate ladies-who-lunch destination.
  36. run through
    Breaking: Ferré Dumps NilssonAfter not even six months with Lars Nilsson at its helm, Gianfranco Ferré has released a statement saying that it has “ended its relationship” with the Swedish designer, sans explanation. Interesting — or, if you’re a Nilsson fan, this is just plain tragic.
  37. model tracker
    Ali Stephens Is Thursday’s Top ModelThursday’s catwalks were full of unexpected moments. Karen Elson took a tumble closing Zac Posen and Diddy helped her up. Aussie Abbey Lee flashed her nipple piercing beneath a sheer top at an otherwise demure Calvin Klein show. Former cross-country runner Ali Stephens opened Klein for an impressive debut on Stateside runways. She’s our top girl to watch this week and takes Thursday herself. —Kendall Herbst
  38. three is a trend
    Slow Down, Strike a PoseFashion Week will always be hectic. But some designers gave editors a break from having to frantically crane their necks just to catch a model soaring down the runway. They offered up static presentations where you could — gasp! — actually see the clothes.