1970s Celia Birtwell Ossie Clark Moss Crepe Dress
Every Ossie Clark dress is special automatically because it is an Ossie, but when it is an Ossie done with an original Celia Birtwell print, it is even more so. I feel like really good examples of their combined work are getting harder and harder to find so having one is fabulous. The fabric used is his signature moss crepe which gives it that fabulous drape and weight that his dresses have, making them fall perfectly on that body. The print is actually painted and screened onto the fabric not worked into or woven. The colors are as bright and vibrant as when it would have been made. The dress is one of his classic designs - you just slip it on and the loose fit through the body combined with the easy to adjust tie make it instantly flattering on just about any figure. It has his round dog eared collar and buttons set down the front to show a glimpse of skin between each. An attached tie allows you to add shape. Each sleeve billows hugely above the cuff. Its fantastic. Truly a special piece and taken up a notch with the use of the pretty Celia Birtwell print. Highly collectible. Excellent condition
Unlined and slips on to wear with fabric covered buttons and loops down the front and three fabric covered button and loops on each cuff. Attached half tie at waist. Tagged a vintage Ossie Clark UK12
Bust: 17-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 26" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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