1972 Ossie Clark Black & Red Celia Birtwell Print Crepe Key-Hole Dress


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1972 Ossie Clark Black & Red Celia Birtwell Print Crepe Key-Hole Dress

$1,500.00 USD

ID: 0629191

Size: small

Condition: Excellent

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Extremely rare Ossie Clark designer moss crepe dress dating back to 1972. 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 stunning garment, with beautiful Celia Birtwell deco print worked in, is a perfect example of his talent. The bodice has an alluring low plunge with key-hole tie. I adore those short puff-sleeves. A nipped waist swing skirt 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.

Bust: 35-36 inches
Waist: 27 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches
Total Length: 42 inches

This Ossie Clark designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Garment closures with back metal zipper. Original label is missing but comes with full documentation that this is an authentic Ossie. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.