Breathtaking 1972 Ossie Clark creation in the most gorgeous Celia Birtwell floral prints. 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. This colorful semi sheer silk-chiffon and black moss-crepe beauty is a perfect example of his talent. The garment is a flattering low-cut plunge belted caftan tea-length silhouette. I love the chic nehru collar and wide bell-sleeves. 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.
Bust: 36 inches
Hips: up to 50 inches
Total Length: 48 inches
This Ossie Clark designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Garment slips over head with no additional closures. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.