1970s Ossie Clark for Radley Black Crepe & Chiffon Dress
This is the second time I have had this dress in this size but this version is perfect, unlike the first that had a teeny flaw. It's one of the most recognizable and coveted of the Radley pieces and if you are an Ossie Clark fan then you instantly recognized this dress since it was one of his designs while he was designing for that label. It is perhaps the most famous of all the dresses he designed while at Radley and I love it. The dress is made of his signature moss crepe and it has just enough stretch to instantly cling to the body but without being skin tight. It has a strong nod to the forties in the cut and that touch of Ossie's signature sexuality in the way the buttons are set to leave little gaps of skin showing through. It is meant to be worn with nothing underneath as Ossie Clark designed all of his dresses to be worn. The shoulders are a pretty black chiffon through which the skin peaks through. The neck can be worn closed or left open. A real find. Excellent condition.
Unlined and closes at the front with a tightly spaced row of moss crepe fabric covered buttons and a tie at the top of the neck. The moss crepe does have a bit of stretch. Tagged a vintage Radley UK12 but please check actual measurements as it runs smaller.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 15-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 44" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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