1970 Ossie Clark Couture Ivory Pleated Crepe Empire Ties Long-Sleeve Maxi Dress


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1970 Ossie Clark Couture Ivory Pleated Crepe Empire Ties Long-Sleeve Maxi Dress

$1,800.00 USD

ID: 125192

Size: medium

Condition: Excellent

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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 ivory creme moss-crepe gown, from his couture label, is a perfect example of his talent. The bodice has a flattering square-neck empire with puff-shoulder lean, long sleeves. I love how the two long ties on each side can gather material to define the bust area more, or if left untied, hang naturally and enhance the flowing character of the dress. The front has gorgeous vertical pintuck stitching that flows into pleatwork as you move downward. The free flowing maxi skirt finishes this garment off with the perfect ethereal vibe! 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: 34-38 inches (due to adjustable ties)
Waist: Free
Hips: Free
Sleeve Length: 25 inches
Total Length: 58 inches

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