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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




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)



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 circular peplum.

The long or maxi skirt is cut in four panels and skims over the hips falling in beautiful gentle folds at the hem.


Closure: Central metal zip and metal hook and eye.


Ideal to wear for: Red Carpet, Ball, Special 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)




Ossie Clark Original 1970 Maxi Skirt & Péplum Top

SKU: DR002
  • Dry clean only 

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