Original 1970 Waterfall Lace Maxi Dress
Original Vintage: Slinky Black Crimplene Jersey Maxi Dress with Waterfall Lace Neckline by Radley of London.
Dating from: early 1970s
Label: Radley of London
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.
Radley was a British clothing manufacturing company launched in the 1960s by Alfred Radley. The top designers of the 1960s including Quorum designers Ossie Clark and Alice Pollock, designed garments under the Radley label and many Radley garments borrowed design elements from them. Designs were sometimes sketched by Clark then Radleys in house designer would use the ideas to produce a variety of designs for Radley, to make them more affordable pieces.
Purchased from the original owner new to the market
Side seam to side seam across the bust 32 " (81cm)
Side seam to side seam across the waist 24" (61 cm)
Side seam to side seam across the hips 36" (92 cm)
Length back neck to waist: 15” (38 cm)
Length back waist to hem: 41” (104 cm)
Sleeve length including frill and lace trim: 26” (66 cm)
Width of bottom hem: 92” (233.5 cm)
Length of each belt tie: 40” (102 cm)
Width of each belt tie: 2” (5 cm)
A Rock Follies Vintage Size 8 with soem stretch
Please check our size guide for how to take your measurements.
The item is modelled on size 10 mannequin
Fabric: Slinky black crimplene jersey edged in cream sixties flower nylon lace
Style: Classic 1970s maxi dress with waterfall lace edged neckline fixed panel waistline with tie belt.
Features: The dress has a fixed cross over bodice with ‘V’ neckline that has a bias cut shaped lace edged 5“ (13 cm) wide collar that falls in a waterfall across the shoulders to the centre front. The waistline has a panel that both the bodice and the skirt panels are attached to creating a waisted detail. Belt ties come from each side seam. The skirt has four shaped ‘A’ line panels that skim over the hips and create fullness at the hem.
Closure: Zip down centre back and tie belt.
Ideal to wear for: An elegant and wearable dress to wear casually or to dress up for a 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)
Hand wash only
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