1970's Ossie Clark Colorful Celia Birtwell Silk-Print Tea Dress
Empire Waist:31 inches (belt used to make smaller)
Sleeve Length:24 inches
Total Length:48 inches
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 colorful silk-rayon print dress is a perfect example of his talent. The garment is a flattering back-belted empire tea-length silhouette. I love the dangerous low-cut plunge bodice and sculpted ruffle shoulders. 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.
This vintage designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips,stains or holes. Perfectly working back-zipper. This garment is over 30 years old and is truly stunning!