Original Vintage: Collectors Moss Crepe & Lace Dress by Ossie Clark
Dating from: early 1970s
Label: Ossie Clark for Radley Moss Crepe very collectable rare piece.
Ossie Clark and his textile designer wife Celia Birtwell created iconic looks of the late 1960s and 1970s. Ossie Clark worked at Alice Pollocks Quorum boutique and he was known for his ingenious cut panels and beautiful lines. In 1969 Alfred Radley became a partner in Quorum and Clark started designing for Radley.
Purchased from the original owner new to the market
Side seam to side seam across the bust 38 " (97 cm)
Side seam to side seam across the waist free pulled in with ties 48" (124.5 cm)
Side seam to side seam across the hips 56" (143 cm)
Length back neck to hem: 47” (120 cm)
Sleeve length: 14 ½” (37 cm)
Width of sleeve cuff: 10 “(25.5 cm)
Sleeve cuff depth: 1 ¾ “(4.5 cm)
Scalloped black lace width: in 2 ½ “(6.5 cm)
Width of bottom hem: 60” (152 cm)
Length of each belt tie: 31” (79 cm)
Width of each belt tie: 2” (5 cm)
A Rock Follies Vintage Size 12 to 14
Please check our size guide for how to take your measurements.
The item is modelled on size 10 mannequin
Fabric: quality black moss crepe with black nylon lace
Style: The dress has been expertly cut and finished and beautifully designed by Ossie Clark in an Edwardian style.
Features: The dress is loose fitting with one panel at the front and three panels at the back, the centre of which is gathered into the black lace edged yoke. The front panel is gathered into the ‘U’ shaped pin tucked bodice and is edged in black lace as is the stand collar. The gathered sleeve is finished in a cuff and on each side of the bodice there is a belt tie which pulls the dress in and ties at the centre back.
Closure: 7“(18cm) opening at back neck with four pearl button, two on the neck stand and two on the placket, belt tie just above waist line.
Ideal to wear for: Classic wearable dress for special occasion or event
Vintage Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition: one pearl buttons surface is scratched off, I wanted to keep the original buttons on the garment.( I will send new buttons to replace)
Vintage items are not new they date back to a particular era, some have survived in amazing condition, while others may show some signs of age, but we feel they still deserve to make it into our collection. Therefore, we have listed our items into three Conditions:
Excellent Vintage Condition: Means the item is in great shape for its age. (Most of our stock will fall into this category)
Original 1970 Moss Crepe Designer Dress
Dry clean only warm iron do not steam