1971 Ossie Clark Documented Celia Birtwell Print Silk Chiffon Wrap Dress


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1971 Ossie Clark Documented Celia Birtwell Print Silk Chiffon Wrap Dress

$1,800.00 USD

ID: 0621211

Size: small

Condition: Good

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Extremely rare Ossie Clark designer well-documented silk chiffon dress dating back to his 1971 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 dresses. Ossie Clark vintage clothing is unique and highly collectible. This stunning orange deco-floral print sheer dress is a perfect example of his talent. The bodice has a center pleated, key-hole with complex sculpted two-tier long sleeves. The wrap-around backless design reads so modern. 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.

Measurements (varies a bit due to wrap style)
Bust:32-34 inches
Waist: 24-26 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches

This Ossie Clark couture dress is is good condition with no stains or discoloration. Presents beautifully. Closes in a true wrap style with no additional zippers. After close inspection we found scattered holes throughout the silk-chiffon fabric. To prevent any more damage we suggest to only use the garment for photoshoots, study or display. Please message for detailed pictures.