A totally chic and collectable Ossie Clark for Radley designer moss-crepe dress dating back to the mid 1970's. 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 flirty garment, with beautiful red cherries polka-dot deco print by famed textile designer Celia Birtwell, is a perfect example of his talent. The short-sleeve bodice has a bold button-up wide collar. A flattering knife pleated slight empire waist with built in sash that ties in the back finishes the dress off with the perfect effortless summertime 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
High Waist: 30 inches (sash belt used to make smaller)
Hips: up to 40 inches
Sleeve Length: 11.5 inches
Total Length: 34 inches
This 1970's Ossie Clark for Radley designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains, holes or alternations. Garment slips over the head with three front buttons and no additional zipper closures. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.