June 22 marks the 100th birthday of fashion designer Bill Blass, who passed away in 2002 at the age of 79. But don’t expect any invitations to arrive for New York-based festivities.
To celebrate the iconic fashion designer, one must travel west 647 miles. Despite the fact that his personal and professional life were based in New York for more than 60 years, all significant celebrations in honor of Blass will take place in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The Bill Blass Blast, beginning June 22 and lasting 100 days, will feature a variety of events and exhibits at different venues, including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and The Fort Wayne History Center. Bill Blass special edition Lincoln cars will be on display