1971 Ossie Clark Black Floral Celia Birtwell Print Silk Belted Bias-Cut Dress


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1971 Ossie Clark Black Floral Celia Birtwell Print Silk Belted Bias-Cut Dress

$1,600.00 USD

ID: 0428202

Size: small

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 unique dresses. Ossie Clark vintage clothing is rare and highly collectible. One of the best things about Ossie Clark pieces come from his collaboration with the great Celia Birtwell. She created all of his prints and the combination of her use of color and his use of cut was magical. This floral print silk rayon dress, dating back to his 1971 partnership with Radley, has his flattering rounded shoulder seams, low front plunge and 3/4-length sleeves. I adore the sculpted bias-cut high low skirting which finishes this garment off in a perfect femme fatale vibe. Ossie Clark’s designs, especially those made in Celia Birtwell’s prints, 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.

(vary due to bias-cut silhouette)
Bust: 33-36 inches
Waist: 25-28 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches
Shortest Length: 42 inches
Longest Length: 46 inches

This Ossie Clark designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Slips over the head with no additional closures. Dry-clean only. An investment piece that will only increase in value.