Bio - Bill Blass
Bill Blass is often referred to as the "Dean of American Designers". For around 50 years, he designed clothes to meet standards of country club and evoke Hollywood glamour simultaneously. He believed a designer should not be a dictator and the client must ultimately be in charge. He traveled all over the US making sure his clothes always work well. Today young designers create the clothes that he was so famous for.

In 1976, Jacques Tiffeau joined Bill Blass. Several other designers have trained with him. In 2000, it was Steven Slowick and Lars Nilsson has taken over in 2001. In the year 2000, the city of New York decided to honor American fashion designers by placing bronze plaques along 7th Avenue, the great street of fashion in New York. This has been called the "FASHION WALK OF FAME." Bill Blass was one of those honored, and here is a picture of his plaque. On June 12, 2002, Bill Blass died at his home in Washington, Connecticut, USA, at the age of 79. In his last weeks, he was working on a Retrospective of his work, planned for Fall 2003. Michael Volbracht resigned in 2007 and now Peter Som and Michael Bastian will take over the Creative roles.