ossie clark

c.1971 Ossie Clark Couture Red Moss Crepe Jacket & Pant Suit

The book 'Ossie Clark, 1964-1974' by Judith Watts, has a coat pictured in it from the 1971 collection with the same slightly off-set buttoned front that this suit has. The label on the suit is his couture/custom made label and this is certainly the only version of this particular suit that I have seen. I love the shade of red. It is one that is flattering to most skin tones and has such impact despite the relative simplicity of the design. The suit is two pieces, a light weight top that is shaped more along the lines of a jacket, and a pair of trousers. The pants are flat fronted with minimal seaming and cut to be fitted and sit high and slim around the waist and hips. The legs widen out as they near the hem and that cut gives the effect of an extra long leg. The jacket is cut to skim over the body and lands just below the hips. It buttons entirely up the front and by the time is reaches the wide set collar the buttons sit just under one side so the entire row of buttons is set just off the center point. Angled, top set, flap pockets sit on each hip and the collar is elongated and pointed - a signature Ossie collar. The fabric choice utilizes another of his favored signatures - it's a moss crepe that drapes and sits wonderfully. Presents as excellent condition overall with some minor notes to review below.

Unlined with the jacket buttoning up the front and the pants zipping. There is some slight fading across each shoulder that I have photoed. It is priced accordingly. Tagged an vintage Ossie UK 12 but of course go by the actual measurements. It is cut small.

Sleeves: "22
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 30" from top of bodice to waist

Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 44" from top of bodice to waist
Inseam: 32" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD3003

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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