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Ossie Clark moss crepe and satin full length evening dress, circa 1970s

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Ossie Clark was one of Britain's most influential fashion designers of the 1960s and 1970s. Clark defined the spirit of London during the period between Mary Quant’s go-go mini-skirt and Malcolm Maclaren and Vivienne Westwood’s subversive punk movement, from 1965 to 1974.He was known to be able to cut straight into fabric without even consulting a paper pattern. Clark was obsessed with historical dress, citing Madeleine Vionnet, Lucien Lelong and Charles James as his favourites.Thanks to his technical skills Ossie Clark’s dresses were sexy, womanly and exquisitely cut. Despite his short life and short-lived career , Ossie Clark is widely remembered as an innovator whose talent and vision transcended the microcosm of the King’s Road, and influenced countless designers worldwide, most notably Yves Saint Laurent and countless New York designers.This dress has the simple, flattering lines of a classic Ossie Clark design. Its flowing silhouette, waist-tie and deep décolletage was designed to suit women of most shapes. This full length evening dress is inspired by 1930s fashion , is constructed with a black moss crepe material. The dress enclosure is solely with wrapping two long straps at the back into a bow to accentuate the flowing material and sensual movement of the body all the while revealing legs and a plunging décolleté. Adorned with a supremely cut black satin heart shaped yoke and flared cap sleeves decorated with satin trimmings. This timeless evening maxi dress is a piece that emphasises womanliness and grown-up sensuality. And its a perfect example of British fashion history.
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    Wear consistent with age and use. Condition; Very good , excellent minor repair on lower part of skirt (not noticeable ) Measurements; Bust:32inch waist:28inch Shoulder:14inch Sleeve: 10inch Total length; 56ich.
  • Seller Location:
    London, GB
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    1stDibs: LU917122252212
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