Very early and stylish Clive of London, couture label, wool tweed dress. The design is sleeveless with a polo neck collar and very slightly A-line shaping with two front pockets. The dress is front-fastening and zips all the way down to the front kick pleat. Beautifully made and full lined in orange acetate. The dress is in excellent condition, except for the lining which has numerous scattered holes - these of course cannot be seen when worn. The tweed itself is in almost pristine condition. Clive Evans was a celebrated British couture designer and founded his own label in 1963. In his early career he had worked at the houses of Lachasse and John Cavanagh and was a winner of a prestigious International Wool Secretarial prize. This accolade had catapulted another designer some years earlier to global recognition - Karl Lagerfeld. Clive was best remembered for his well-tailored suits and dresses during swinging 60s London and had a number of high-profile clients such as Lee Radziwill, Cyd Charisse, Diane Cilento, Susannah York and Barbara Rush.
- DesignerClive Evans
- BrandClive of London
- Place of originUnited Kingdom
- Material notes
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
D 34.5 in.
D 87.63 cm
- Marked size6 (US)
- Bust35 in. (88.9 cm)
- Waist36 in. (91.44 cm)
- Hip38 in. (96.52 cm)
- Length34.5 in. (87.63 cm)
- Seller locationLondon, GB
- Reference numberLU5502270963
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