Extremely rare Ossie Clark for Radley designer moss crepe dress dating back to his 1970 collection. 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. This stunning garment, with beautiful red, blue and green floral bouquet print by famed textile designer Celia Birtwell, is a perfect example of his talent. The bodice has an alluring low plunge with skinny high capped shoulders and lean, long sleeves. A knife pleated empire waist with built in sash that ties in the back finishes the dress off with the perfect romantic 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: 33-34 inches
Waist: Swing Sweep
Hips: Swing Sweep
Total Length: 48 inches
This 1970 Ossie Clark for Radley designer dress is in very good condition with no rips, holes or alternations. After close inspection, we found a few very small spots which are not noticeable when worn. Garment slips over the head with no additional closures. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.