ossie clark

c. 1974 Ossie Clark Celia 'One Step Two Step' Celia Birtwell Print Black Jumpsuit

Really great Ossie Clark pieces are becoming increasingly harder to find anymore and this one is amazing. The print that you see on the jumpsuit  is by Celia Birtwell and has a floral print in shades of blue on black. That original Birtwell design is called 'One Step, Two Step' and it covers the jumpsuit from the top of the collar to the bottom of the wide pant legs. It has been printed on a black satin and this fabric choice gives it a bit of an evening feel and also shape and structure. The sleeves are cut fairly straight and long with just a slight tapering in at the wrist from the shoulder.  Each shoulder has tiny gathers at their tops so that they have just a touch of volume. The waist seam is set high to land just under the low dip of the neckline. French pleats are set along that seam adding some detailing. The legs seem even longer because of the way it is cut and I love the deep V plunge at the front. My client purchased this jumpsuit at a past auction of Celia Birtwell's personal collection of Ossie Clark pieces. This is most likely a one-off. It does not have a label but was owned by Celia and came directly from her collection. Excellent condition with a tiny note below to review

Unlined and closes at the front with a hidden set painted metal zipper under the waist seam. Unlabelled. I see some stitch marks where it appears some seams were let out to gain length through the torso. Is is not cut very long through the torso so make sure to check that measurement

Sleeves: 25.5"
Slightly inset shoulders: 13"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Slight empire waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: approx 12" from top of bodice to waist
Leg: 49" from slight empire waist to hem
Inseam: 34"
From neck to inner leg seam: 27"

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2882

Reference Photo: Ossie Clark/Celia Birtwell printed black satin jump-suit, circa 1974, from Live Auctioneers Archive.

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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