1970's Ossie Clark Colorful 'Pretty Woman' Print Marocain Maxi Dress
Extremely rare Ossie Clark designer marocain dress dating back to the mid-1970's. 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 ensembles. This stunning garment, with beautiful 'Pretty Woman' deco floral print by famed textile designer Celia Birtwell, is a perfect example of his talent. The bodice has an alluring low-cut plunge with ruffle trimmed shoulders and billowing bishop sleeves. A pleated empire waist with built in sash that ties in the back finishes the dress off with the most flattering silhouette. 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: up to 38 inches Waist: Free Size (sash used to adjust size) Hips: up to 46 inches Total Length: 55 inches
This mid-1970 Ossie Clark for Radley designer dress is in very good condition with no rips, holes or alternations. After close inspection, we found a few very small spots which are not noticeable when worn. Please message for detailed pictures. Garment slips over the head with no additional closures. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.