ossie clark

1960s Ossie Clark for Quorum Black Moss Crepe Top w Unusual Sleeves

Alice Pollock launched the Quorum label inthe early 1960s and soon after she partnered with Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell. They were the primary designers behind the clothing in the Quorum shop from 1965 to 1973. This top was surely designed by Ossie Clark as it has all the hallmarks of his work and is made from one of his most often used, signature fabrics; a moss crepe. It is very representative of this time period with its sharply pointed collar that is cut to be on the larger size. The shape is meant to skim and flatter the body and the buttons down the front can be left open to as low as you dare. It is the sleeves on this one that make it so exceptional though. Each dramatically flares out to be very wide by the time the reach the cuff. They are also cut on a curve and they button in tightly around the wrist and then just drop and flare out below that. I attempted to take a photo of the sleeve lying fat and of it straight on towards the wrist opening but they don't give the best idea - the sleeves are very long and full and even the picture does not come close to showing how wonderful this is. Trust me when I say it is far far better on and in person. This is a rare and early piece of Ossie's work. Excellent condition

Unlined and buttons down the front to close. Tagged a vintage UK 12

Sleeves: 27"
Shoulders: 15,75"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 27" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# S850

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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