Our drawing shows a full length drawing of a woman wearing light coral tapered slacks, hip length jacket with four pockets, two front buttons, collar colored in a blue green to match the top under the jacket. Jacket is white with dark blue green pocket scarf coming out of upper left pocket. The elegant model faces to the right, showing one earring and short hair pulled into a pony tail at the neck. She is drawn to look as if stepping forward while looking to the right, one hand in slacks' pocket. Bangle bracelets appear to be sketched at both wrists. Blass signs in a bold hand across the drawing and crossing the slacks, "Bill Blass." The sketch is matted in white board and framed in simple black wood measuring 13 x 18 inches.
Blass began his career as a fashion illustrator and ,by the age of 17, moved to New York to study fashion. He first worked as a sketcher for a sportswear designer. Blass' clothing was intended to be worn day and night and he sought to elevate sportswear to the highest level. He introduced male touches to women’s wear, as shown by the pocket scarf here. His attention to luxury is suggested here in the jewelry the model wears in our sketch. Blass established the classic relaxed American look combining glamour and sophistication with comfort.