1975 Ossie Clark Burgundy Floral Print Cotton Empire Plunge Puff-Sleeve Dress


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1975 Ossie Clark Burgundy Floral Print Cotton Empire Plunge Puff-Sleeve Dress

$1,400.00 USD

ID: 1021173

Size: medium

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 romantic flowing dresses and dramatic ensembles. Ossie Clark vintage clothing is rare, unique 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 stunning burgundy red floral print dress is a perfect example of his talent. The bodice is a seductive low-cut plunge with short puff-sleeves. I love the empire plunge shelf-bust silhouette with pleated swing skirt! 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: 34-35 inches
High Waist: 28 inches
Hips: Swing Sweep
Total Length: 44 inches

This vintage Ossie Clark for Radley designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back-zipper. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.