Original Vintage: Collectors Moss Crepe & Satin 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 36 " (91.5 cm)
Side seam to side seam across the waist 26" (66 cm)
Side seam to side seam across the hips 34" (71 cm)
Length back neck to hem: 50” (127 cm)
Sleeve Length: 42” (106.5 cm)
Sleeve Fullness width 20” (51 cm)
Width of bottom hem: 70” (178 cm)
Length of belt: 70” (178 cm) width of belt: 1” (2.5 cm)
A Rock Follies Vintage Size: 6 to 8
Please note the garment is originally labelled as a 34
Please check our size guide for how to take your measurements.
The item is modelled on size 8 mannequin
Fabric: quality black moss crepe
Style: The dress has been expertly cut and finished; Ossie Clark was influenced by the lines of the 1940s putting his own style on them.
Features: The dress is a shirt waister style with a looser top falling slightly gathered from a yoke at the back and front. With a feature billowing sleeve that is gathered at the shoulder and at the satin cuff. The satin spear shaped collar flows into satin panels that form the reveres that end at the waistline, satin rouleau loops and satin covered buttons run down them. The skirt has four panels that are very slimly cut over the hips in classic Ossie Clark style with fullness at the hem. There is a long self-tie belt.
Closure: 13 cover buttons and rouleau loops, metal hook and eye and belt.
Ideal to wear for: Classic wearable dress for special occasion or event
Vintage Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition:
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)