A gorgeous Ossie Clark silk-crepe blouse dating back to his 1970 couture collection. Raymond "Ossie" Clark was a leading light in the London swinging sixties fashion era and is now renowned for his romantic flowing dresses and unique cuts. Ossie Clark vintage clothing is rare, unique and highly collectible. One of the best things about Ossie Clark pieces come from his collaboration with the great Celia Birtwell. She created all of his prints and the combination of her use of color and his use of cut was magical. The blouse has a elegant slight puff-shoulder and dramatic wide cuffs. The vibrant black, red and ivory novelty pineapple print really brings this piece to new levels. I love the easy-to-wear button down box-cut shape which is extremely figure flattering with skinny pants. Ossie Clark’s designs, especially those made in Celia Birtwell’s patterns, are right in step with 21st-century style. His genius comes from his ability to borrow from the past but capture the spirit of the now, creating timeless designs with a strong sense of place. In Judith Watt’s book, Ossie Clark: 1965–1974, Anna Sui explains, "He dressed the woman we all wanted to be: the rock star’s girlfriend." So as long as there is rock, Clark’s look is one that won’t fall from style.
Bust: 36-37 inches
Sleeve Length: 25 inches
Total Length: 26 inches
This Ossie Clark couture blouse is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. The garment closes with front original buttons. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.