1970's Ossie Clark Red Floral Celia Birtwell Print Crepe Block Color Dress

$1,200.00USD

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1970's Ossie Clark Red Floral Celia Birtwell Print Crepe Block Color Dress

$1,200.00 USD

ID: 0108181

Size: small

Condition: Excellent

English fashion designer, Raymond Ossie Clark, was a leading light in the London "swinging sixties" fashion era and is now renowned for his romantic flowing dresses and dramatic ensembles. 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. This stunning black, creme and red 'Floating Daisies' deco floral moss-crepe dress is a perfect example of his talent. The bodice is a seductive low-cut plunge with peek-a-boo front buttons. I love the puffed shoulders that flow into lean, long sleeves. Ossie Clark's designs, especially those made in Celia Birtwell's prints, 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.

Measurements
Bust: 35-36 inches
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches
Total Length: 42 inches
Total Length: 42 inches

This vintage Ossie Clark for Radley designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips or holes. Perfectly working back-zipper. Only sign of wear is some faint discolor near the bottom of the skirting. Please message for detailed pictures. This garment is over 30 years old and is truly stunning.