Bill Blass is Back
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Hedi Slimane's revamp of what we then referred to as Yves Saint Laurent was easily the most radical — and, at the time, controversial — brand makeover of recent memory. But what Chris Benz has done at American sportswear label Bill Blass will make Slimane look downright precious about the brand he took creative leadership of in 2012. While he's kept the founder's full name, Benz (who quietly shuttered his namesake label in 2013) has set about reviving the famed American design house with little else.