Death of Bill Blass

June 22, 1922 - June 12, 2002
New Preston, Connecticut | Age 79

Fashion designer dead at 79
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Bill Blass, the fashion designer whose signature designs broke fashion molds and set standards for casual American style, died Wednesday. He was 79.

Blass died at his home in Washington, Connecticut, according to Joe Lillis of Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford, Connecticut. A friend of the designer, Helen O'Hagan, said Blass died of cancer.

Blass' sense of line, color and style took him from a sketcher's desk to the helm of his own $700-million-a-year company in a career...

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