1972 Ossie Clark for Quorum Navy Deco Print Satin Backless Billow-Sleeve Gown
English fashion designer, Raymond Ossie Clark, was a leading light in the London “swinging sixties” fashion era and is now renowned for his romantic flowing gowns and seductive pant-suits. Ossie Clark vintage clothing is rare, unique and highly collectible. This luxurious dark navy deco-square patterned silk satin glamour 'Cuddley' gown is a perfect example of his talent. The bodice is a sexy low-cut plunge with dramatic billow-sleeves. Just look at the fantastic backless design! The chic wrap-around style is so modern and easy-to-wear. Ossie Clark’s designs are right in step with 21st-century style. His genius comes from his ability to borrow from the past but capture the spirit of the now, creating timeless designs with a strong sense of place. In Judith Watt’s book, Ossie Clark: 1965–1974, Anna Sui explains, "He dressed the woman we all wanted to be: the rock star’s girlfriend." So as long as there is rock, Clark’s look is one that won’t fall from style.
Measurements Bust: 32-36 inches (due to wrap-style) Waist: 25-28 inches (due to wrap-style) Hips: up to 42 inches Total Length: 58 inches
This documented 1972 Ossie Clark for Quorum designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips or holes. Only sign of age is some very minor underarm discoloration. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.