English fashion designer, Raymond Ossie Clark, was a leading light in the London swinging sixties fashion era and is now renowned for his flowing gowns and seductive pant-suits. Ossie Clark vintage clothing is rare, unique and highly collectible. This striking black moss-crepe maxi dress, dating back to mid 1970's, is a perfect example of his talent. The wide-collared bodice is fully smocked which gives you the perfect fitted silhouette. I love the dramatic billow-sleeves and back waist-tie. The vibrant velvet traffic-light stripe detailing really takes this gown to the next level. 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: 33-34 inches
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: Free Sweep
Sleeve Length: 30 inches (due to billow design)
Total Length: 60 inches
This Radley of London designer maxi dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back metal-zipper. Only sign of age is minor iron shine to moss-crepe fabric which is not noticeable when worn. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.