Late 1970s Ossie Clark Gold Label Slinky Black Jersey Tank Top & Peg Leg Pant Set
This is a set from the tail end of Ossie's career. After enjoying much success through the late sixties and early seventies the late seventies saw most of that end as his diaphanous gowns and moss crepe pieces went out of style. Pieces from this later period are harder to come by as they were commissioned by clients individually for the most part so where never in large scale production. It is an much overlooked part of his career but I treasure each one I find as it represents some of the last of the work he would do. This one is very much in line with the Studio 54 mood of those days and I love it. His designs transform once they are on the body and no matter how fabulous the set looks in the shots it is even better in person and on.
This is a great set that is made from a black silk jersey that has incredible drape and slink once on the body. It is two pieces - a pair of loose and easy pants that narrow as they reach their hems and a top that you just slip on over your head to wear. The pants have this simple and easy button front that is quite genius. There are no closures other than two buttons at the waist. To wear them you step into them and then button two buttons at the front so that the front flaps of fabric there overlap and close. The waist is banded for shape and then the pants are loose and generously cut through the hips with lots of drape at the front. There are pockets on each hip. From there they taper down to the ankles where they puddle a bit depending on your height. The top is made with a simple loose cut tank with skinny straps. A second strap extends out from the front that you can wrap behind the neck and tie for a little extra detailing. The top is cut to be loose and easy through the body so is very comfortable to wear. Added bonus for being able to mix and match the two pieces with other things you already have in your wardrobe which extends the wearabilty of it. Excellent condition with a note below
Unlined and the pants button to close as described above and the top slips over the head. Pockets on each hip. Tagged a vintage UK 12. The fabric does have some stretch. The waist is banded. It might be possible to move the buttons over to give you up to an inch more. One button at the waist has lost its fabric top.
Bust: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bottom hem: 15-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 23" from top of shoulder to hem
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: approx 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Pant: 46" from top of bodice to waist
Inseam: 33.5" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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