We thought all was right with Bill Blass after we learned last week Peacock Holdings LLC bought the label from NexCen. Peacock even promised to resurrect the Couture line, most recently designed by Peter Som. But NexCen's still tying up loose ends, and things aren't completely peachy. Bill Blass Ltd. filed for Chapter 7 liquidation with a Manhattan bankruptcy court on New Year's Eve. The company's assets total $192,000 with debts of $829,000. WWD reports that NexCen planned to sell the furniture in the Bill Blass showroom. Embarrassing. No wonder the 60-plus employees who lost their jobs on December 19 didn't get severance.
Bill Blass sure has taken a flogging these past six months. Som left, retailers' interest flagged, and parent company NexCen could barely sell the label. Peacock has given it a bed to recover in, but now we feel like it's just getting poked with sticks.
Most Viewed Stories
That Awkward Clip of Donald and Melania at the Inauguration Is Definitely Real
Sean Spicer Chews and Swallows 35 Pieces of Gum Every Day Before Noon
The Future of the Left Is Female
Trump’s Latest Executive Order Will Affect Women’s Health Worldwide
Museums Across the World Are Collecting Women’s March Signs
Josh Kushner, Ivanka Trump’s Brother-in-Law, Was Reportedly Spotted at the Women’s March
A Scene from the D.C. Women’s March
What You Need to Know About the 89800 ‘Count Me’ Text
Like Trump, Taylor Swift Cares About Numbers
Why the Election of 9 Black Female Judges in Alabama Matters
From Our Partners
powered by PubExchange
Latest News from The CutMilo Yiannopoulos’s Publisher Addresses Book Controversy in a Letter to Authors
Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy wrote “I want to make clear that we do not support or condone, nor will we publish, hate speech.”Online-Dating Fraud Is Happening to More People in the U.K. Than Ever Before
Maybe don’t give your money to a stranger from a dating app.The Worst Thing About Episode 4 of The Young Pope: Prayer Orgasm
“YOU MUST. YOU MUST. YOU MUST.”My Super Sweet 16 Is Returning to MTV for a Whole New Generation of Tantrums
Take out your T-Mobile Sidekicks and dial your underappreciated mother/party planner.Kellyanne Conway Reportedly Punched a Man at an Inaugural Ball
Fox Business correspondent Charlie Gasparino claims she threw some punches to break up a fight between “two guys in tuxes.”Jax’s Roast Should’ve Lasted All Episode
Watching Jax Taylor get insulted on camera is satisfying.All 6 of King Henry VIII’s Wives Had Great Style
See costumes from the lavish new period drama.Contrary to What Sean Spicer Says, Taxpayer Dollars Don’t Fund Abortions Overseas
Dissecting Sean Spicer’s statement about the Mexico City Policy.The ‘Natural’ Skin-care Line Sephora Can’t Keep in Stock
All without Kardashian endorsements --- or fragrances.Teens Tell Us Why They Marched
“For the kids in the community that didn’t have the opportunity to go, I want to be able to represent them and break the stereotypes held against us.”
A short video clip tells all.Was This Your First March? Don’t Stop Now.
The work didn’t end on Saturday.The Future of the Left Is Female
Women’s rights are human rights, and women leaders are progressive leaders.Have Dark Eye Circles? Dior Shows You How to Put Some Glitter on It
Who needs concealer?What You Need to Know About the 89800 ‘Count Me’ Text
The organization behind the Count Me In effort provided an update.See All the Fashion Campaigns From Spring 2017
Including Kate Spade’s camel adventure, and a look at Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first ads for Dior.Sean Spicer Chews and Swallows 35 Pieces of Gum Every Day Before Noon
He chews Orbit cinnamon, which is a terrible choice.Guess What Mariah Carey Did to Cheer Up Her Backup Dancer?
It took place onstage.Senator Taking Inauguration Selfie Identified Only As ‘Woman’
SFGate neglected to identify the senator, who was taking a photo with her male colleagues.The Musician on a Date at the NYC Women’s March
This week’s sex diary.