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I am rereading this wonderful book after finding it on a shelf completely forgotten about from years ago In his own words Mr Blass writes fairly candidly about his life Some areas in a bit depth than others It is a charming, witty, debanoir, look at one of the greatest tastemakers of our time Some great quotes my favourite being Lying on the beach at Fire Island in the late 50 s spotting someone in a caftan and tons of jewelery Louise Oh my God It s Betsey BickeringBill Don t be an ass It s Kenny Lane I highly recommend it. [Free Ebook] ♩ Bare Blass ⚆ Bill Blass Is An American Legend From The Moment He Arrived In New York From His Native Indiana, A Kid Of Seventeen With Good Looks And Charm, He Was Determined To Be A Success In Fashion Today Bill Blass Is A Brand As Much As An Enduring Symbol Of American Taste And Style, His Clothes Setting A Standard Of Upper Class American Cool That Other Designers Would Follow Yet Very Few Designers Are So Connected To Their Times, So Rich In Wit And Experience, As To Be Able To Tell Their Personal Story With Any Authority Bill Blass Was At The Intersection Of American Fashion And Society For Fifty Years He Was The First Designer To Break Out Of The Shabby Backrooms Of Seventh Avenue And Be Welcomed Into The Chic Drawing Rooms Of New York The First To Put His Name On A Variety Of Products, Including Automobiles, And Thereby Expand His Influence And The First To Travel Extensively Across This Country, Meeting And Dressing Women Who Were Taste Makers In Their Towns All That, And His Friendships With Such Personalities As Cary Grant, Slim Keith, Nancy Reagan, Diana Vreeland, And, Of Course, The Socialites He Famously Dressed, Give Him A Unique Perspective On American Life And GlamourWith Refreshing, Unapologetic Candor, And With Than Eighty Rarely Seen Photographs, Bare Blass Reveals A Complex Human Being Whose Character Was Hugely Shaped By His Depression Era Childhood And By His Riveting Experiences As A Member Of A Secret Army Unit During The Second World War It Is A Coming Of Age Story, But Than That, Bare Blass Is The Story Of An American Original This is an all time favorite I had to re read this because Bill s voice is so compelling He begins his narration reminiscent of Robert Evans narration of his auto bio pic, The Kid Stays in the Picture Irreverent, self effacing and funny.Bill s story is interesting because he defied the conventions of fashion industry in the early days As a gay designer, he refused to be boxed in to any expectation of femininity Bill was a man s man as well as a lady s man Interesting too, he inadvertently offers some pyschology of why he was at once so beloved, but distant Grew up during the Great Depression, his father committed suicide early in his life and left his mother a widow, with a cloud of stigma that buried questions and sentimentality.Bill had a sense of humor about his snobbishness, which made him unpretentious, unlike Halston who became so ubiquitous and drove his shining star into a smoulder quickly in the 70s Bill s failure was on his terms and with dignity and ultimately, enduring presence in the consciousness of American fashion. A very unique and intriguing man. I m sure this is a good approximation of what it would be like to chat with the glamorous but rough designer Bill Blass If you are unfamiliar or can t stomach pages of socialite name dropping from the latter half of the 20th century then flip forward to page 121 and laugh out loud at the beautiful disaster that was backstage at the legendary Versailles fashion show, where the comparatively fledgeling American designers were invited to France to show alongside greats like Dior and Cardin. This book was written by the designer, Bill Blass shortly before his death It deals primarily with his life after he arrived in New York Little information is given about how he worked The book contains numerous photos including some in color It was an easy read.