1970s Ossie Clark 'Pineapple' Celia Birtwell Print Silk Crepe Maxi Dress


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1970s Ossie Clark 'Pineapple' Celia Birtwell Print Silk Crepe Maxi Dress

$1,800.00 USD

ID: 1217221

Size: medium

Condition: Excellent

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Extremely rare Ossie Clark for Radley pineapple deco print semi-sheer crepe chiffon dress dating back to the early 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. 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 garment has an ultra flattering low plunge built-in sash waist. I love the chic black crepe nehru collar bodice and wide bell-sleeves. 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: 36-37 inches
Waist: up to 33 inches (sash used for perfect fit)
Hips: up to 42 inches

This Ossie Clark dress is in beautiful unaltered condition with no stains or fade. Garment slips over the head with back tie closures. Only sign of age is a few small holes to the upper back bodice from what look to be from a hanger. Please message for detailed pictures. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.