Sunday, October 11, 2015

American Collections 3

Shelley Hack (far right) with Shelley Smith, Cheryl Tiegs,
designer Bill Blass and an unknown model
in a 1977 spread for Harper's Bazaar

Shelley appeared on the pages of Harper's Bazaar's Feb 1977 issue. She was featured in the 8-page spread called "The American Collections: The Best of the Best at Every Price". The spread featured fashions ranging from the affordable to the ostentatious - all by four leading American designers of the era. The designers featured (and pictured) were Halston, Geoffrey Beene, Bill Blass and Calvin Klein. Shelley appeared in all except the Calvin Klein spread.

 Shelley and Bill Blass from the spread

In the spread featuring Bill Blass, Shelley modeled a fabulous raincoat "with all the casual dash of a tattersall shirt". It was in classic beige with a red and black tattersall print. A matching scarf, a pair of slacks, pumps and a bag finished her look. And Shelley was one sporty sophisticate in her Bill Blass original.