Original Vintage: Collectors Ensemble Maxi Panelled Skirt and Peplum Top by Ossie Clark

 

Dating from: early 1970s

 

Label: Ossie Clark for Radley Moss Crepe very collectable rare ensemble.

 

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

 

Measurements:

Top

Side seam to side seam across the bust 36 " (91.5 cm)

Side seam to side seam across the waist 28" (71 cm)

Length back neckline to waist: 15 ½” (39.5 cm)

Length from top of zip to waist: 17“(43 cm)

Side seam to side seam across the waist 28" (71 cm)

Length of peplum: 12 ½” (32cm)

 

Skirt

Side seam to side seam across the waist 27" (68.5 cm)

Side seam to side seam across the hips: 38” (97.5 cm)

Length from bottom of waist band to hem: 42” (106.5 cm)

Width of bottom hem: 90” (228.6 cm)

 

A Rock Follies Vintage Size: 12

please note the garment is originally labelled as a 14 Ossie Clark pieces from the 1970s were often smaller than today’s 12

 

Please check our size guide for how to take your measurements.

The item is modelled on size 10 mannequin

 

Fabric: quality black moss crepe

Style: Both pieces are expertly cut, Ossie Clark was influenced by the lines of the 1940s putting his own style on them.

 

Features: the top has a shaped waist panel, and the bodice is expertly flat seamed into this and pleated into the v neck panel which has long spear point lapels the armholes are cut away, so the lapels sit on the bare arm. From the nipped in waistline falls a bias-cut circul