1970's Ossie Clark Red Moss-Crepe Celia Birtwell Floral Print Puff-Sleeve Dress

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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 red deco floral moss-crepe dress is a perfect example of his talent. The bodice is a seductive low-cut plunge with short sculpted puff-sleeves. I love the back sash-belt design 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.

Measurements
Bust:37-38 inches
Waist:29 inches
Hips:Swing Sweep
Total Length:42 inches

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

Details

  • Designer
    Ossie Clark
  • Brand
    Ossie Clark
  • Place of Origin
    England
  • Period
    1970-1979
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Bust
    38 in. (97 cm)
  • Waist
    29 in. (74 cm)
  • Dealer Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU3092222673
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