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Bill Blass raincoat 1980s

The Darnell Collection and Cotton Australia

Australian Fashion Council

Australian Fashion Council

Raincoat
1980s
America
By ‘Bill Blass’
This raincoat has been made from a plain weave cotton fabric that has been blended with rubber to make it waterproof.

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In 1823, Macintosh patented his process for making waterproof fabric. This process involved sandwiching a layer of molded rubber between two layers of fabric treated with the rubber-naphtha liquid. It took some time to develop the industrial process for spreading the rubber-naphtha mixture on the cloth. The patented waterproof fabric was produced in factories beginning in 1824. The first customer was the British military.

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  • Title: Bill Blass raincoat 1980s
  • Creator: The Darnell Collection, Cotton Australia
  • Fashion House: Bill Blass
  • Date Created: 1980
  • Location Created: USA
  • Provenance: USA
  • Type: Raincoat
  • Photographer: Cotton Australia
  • Original Source: The Darnell Collection
  • Medium: Plain weave cotton fabric,blended with rubber

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