ossie clark

1970s Ossie Clark Birtwell Print Silk Set

This is a fabulous, beyond belief rare, silk crepe chiffon skirt and top set, designed by Ossie Clark with a stunning Celia Birtwell print. It is just insanely fabulous and smashingly beautiful! The silk is hand screened with two of Celia's prints, each highlighting the cut and design of the pieces. Because it is two pieces it is also remarkably versatile - you can wear them together or mix them up with modern separates from your existing closet. The top is classic Ossie with a deep plunging front and sexy keyhole. The bottom flares out over the skirt. This perfectly balance the ruffled hem on the skirt too. The skirt skim over the hips and flares out. All the fabric is cut on the bias and the entire outfit is just remarkable. A matched full set is hard to come by and this is like getting three outfits in one - two separates and what looks like a dress when they are worn together, The fact that the entire thing has two of Celia's iconic prints just makes it better! Excellent condition!

Both pieces are unlined. The top slips over the head with a tie at the base of the keyhole at the front and the skirt closes with a side painted metal zipper and a button at the waist. Note the color is more opaque in person and closest to the color in the label photograph.

Bust: no defined side seams
Seam at empire: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: open
Length: 23" from neck to hem

Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: 31" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# DD914

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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