1970's Celia Birtwell Print Crepe-Satin Collar Plunge Dress

$1,800.00USD

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1970's Ossie Clark Celia Birtwell Print Crepe-Satin Collar Plunge Dress

$1,800.00 USD

ID: 0523162

Size: medium

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 gowns. Ossie Clark vintage clothing is rare, unique and highly collectible. This stunning rich purple crepe-satin dress from his 1972 collection is a perfect example of his talent. The garment is a flattering low-cut plunge hourglass maxi-length silhouette. I love the dramatic tiered-collar and over-sized cuffs. The wide striped cummerbund design flows into a wonderful back belted sash. 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:28 inches (belt used to make smaller)
Hips:up to 42 inches
Total Length:60 inches

This vintage Ossie Clark designer couture dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.