There were some sewers and workers who had been with Blass on his opening day in 1970.
Management at parent company NexCen Brands Inc. broke the news last week, but did not commit to severance. Some former Bill Blass staffers speculated Sunday that any severance may be contingent on the sale of the Bill Blass brand and its ready-to-wear component. NexCen is said to be negotiating a deal to sell Bill Blass to Peacock, a company that specializes in men’s neckties, and is eager to finalize one by the end of the year, due to financial incentives established by an undisclosed bank.
How truly sad.