1972 Ossie Clark 'Busy Lizzie' Celia Birtwell Floral Print Bias-Cut Gown


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1972 Ossie Clark 'Busy Lizzie' Celia Birtwell Floral Print Bias-Cut Gown

$2,200.00 USD

ID: 0814222

Size: small

Condition: Excellent

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An extremely rare Ossie Clark for Quorum brown rayon crepe bias-cut gown dating back to his 1972 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 and seductive ensembles. This stunning garment, with beautiful 'Busy Lizzie' Celia Birtwell floral print worked in, is a perfect example of his talent. The bodice has an alluring adjustable draw-string neckline with low plunge key-hole front. I adore those gathered shoulders and lean, long sleeves. Such a nod to 1930's design! A fluid bias-cut skirt that falls to the floor finishes this dress off with the perfect femme fatale 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.

Measurements (varies due to bias-cut)
Bust: 33-35 inches
Waist: 26-28 inches
Hips: up to 37 inches
Total Length: 62 inches

This gorgeous Ossie Clark for Quorum designer gown is in excellent condition with no noticeable rips, stains or holes. Garment closures with side zipper and adjustable drawstring neckline. Stunning cut-out front. Only minor sign of age is the small cuff buttons are no longer present though loops remain. Not noticeable when worn. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.