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Blass, Bill (Ralph) [William]locked

(b Fort Wayne, IN, June 22, 1922; d New York, June 12, 2002,.
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American fashion designer. Blass is known for his ready-to-wear apparel and sportswear. He cultivated a high-society personal image to complement his upper-class clientele and is often credited with promoting a distinctly American look that incorporated simplicity, practicality and casual luxury. He is also known for his shrewd business practices, including product licensing and making personal appearances at ‘trunk shows’ across the country....

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