Rare Clive of London Couture Label 1960s Mod Wool Tweed Dress

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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.

Details

  • Designer
    Clive Evans
  • Brand
    Clive of London
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
    1960-1969
  • Material Notes
    Tweed, Wool
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    34.5 in. L
    88 cm L
  • Marked Size
    6 (US)
  • Bust
    35 in. (89 cm)
  • Waist
    36 in. (91 cm)
  • Hip
    38 in. (97 cm)
  • Length
    34.5 in. (88 cm)
  • Dealer Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU5502270963
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