Bill Blass has had it's share of ups and downs what with the fiasco of Peter Som bankruptcy et all but things seem to be looking up, finally. I was pretty psyched about a prospective Spring 2010 collection but that never came through and disappointment was evident. There was also talk that Richard Chai may be the new creative director but that didn't happen, either. Well, seemingly, Jeffrey Monteiro (erstwhile design director for Derek Lam and designer from 08) may be the saving grace. Owner of the label, Peacock International Holdings has currently declined to comment on the matter but the news will be out in a few weeks, they said. Fingers crossed.©2009 Haute Mimi International LLC. All rights reserved.