ossie clark

1970s Ossie Clark Metallic Green & Silver Lurex Knit Lame Plunge Dress

The cut of this dress is a version of what would go on to become one of Ossie's most famous and recognizable designs. It is from the late 1960s to early 1970s time period and is is a fabulous representation of his work. What sets this one apart from the dresses you often see from him is the amazing semi-transparent green and silver metallic knit lurex fabric. It is ultra light and drapes beautifully. The silver threads that run through it give is a touch of glitter in the light and it just amplifies everything about his signature design.  His pieces always have a touch of sexuality worked into them and here that is conveyed with the combination of the slightly see-through knit and that low front plunge. The neckline is cut right down to the seam at the empire waist. At the base of that there is a bit of gathered elastic to give you some the shape and it keeps the plunge from moving. The skirt flows to the floor from under there. At the back there is a seam at the waist that allows the dress to follow your curves. It cascades to the ground and is balanced by huge sleeves that puff up above each wrist. I own one of these myself and it will always be in my collection so I can tell you from personal experience that it is a dress that you will wear over and over and easily goes from day to night. Excellent condition with a tiny note below

Unlined and zips up the back. Each cuff has elastic at the wrist. The flowing silhouette, waist tie and deep decolletage should suit a variety of figures and sizes. Tagged a vintage Ossie Clark 12. There is a repair to the skirt near the hem that is only visible from the back and is sound and stable. One tiny mark near the hem. 

Sleeves: 29" but come up when cuffs are buttoned
Shoulders: approx 15'
Bust: approx to 18" but there is no true defined side seams
Waist: 14-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: t0 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 61" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# DD3389

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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