1970 Ossie Clark Black & Red Celia Birtwell Print Chiffon Bias-Cut Dress


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1970 Ossie Clark Black & Red Celia Birtwell Print Chiffon Bias-Cut Dress

$1,400.00 USD

ID: 1019183

Size: medium

Condition: Excellent

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Extremely rare Ossie Clark for Radley pineapple deco floral print crepe-chiffon dress dating back to 1970. 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 and seductive ensembles. Ossie Clark vintage clothing is rare, unique and highly collectible. This stunning Celia Birtwell black, red and ivory novelty print dress, from his iconic partnership with Radley, is a perfect example of his talent. The influence of the 1930's time period is evident in the gorgeous bias-cut which gives you the room to move as the designer desired. The bodice has an alluring low-cut plunge with keyhole bare shoulders. The ties allows you to decide how low on the shoulder it will sit. The back is left entirely open with a center sexy slit that simply ties close in two places. The free flowing tiered tea-length skirt finishes this dress off with a perfect flounce. Ossie Clark’s designs 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: 34-35 inches
Waist: up to 29 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches
Total Length: 46 inches

This Ossie Clark dress is in excellent unaltered condition with no rips, stains or holes. Garment slips over the head with back tie closures. Lined at the bodice. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.