The famous Bill Blass began sketching glamorous fashions in the mode of those he was seeing out of the 1930s Hollywood as a boy in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He went to New York in 1940 to attend Parsons School of Design. Blass continued to dress women in glamorous styles, even in the unglamorous early 1970s. In 1975, he even brought back the cocktail dress, which had all but disappeared from the fashion scene. In the 1980s, he became one of First Lady Nancy Reagan's favorites, and in keeping with the times, designed luxurious clothes from ornate fabrics using bright colors. As times changed, so did Bill Blass but no matter the trends, he always produced clothes full of glamour and luxury until the end of his career.