ossie clark

Rare 1970s Ossie Clark Couture Flared Sleeve Sweater w Belt

This is a very very rare example of the work of Ossie Clark and one you will not see very often. It is a fabulous sweater and I think I have seen less then 1/2 a dozen of his knit pieces over the last 20 years. Its insanely good on top of it's rarity. It has that nod to the 40s that runs through so ,much of his work. it is a light knit with a slight ribbing. The neck line is cut into a V and the body cut long and it flares slightly as it nears the bottom hem. The sleeves are amazing and they are each cut extra long and have a definitive flare when they reach the cuffs. This makes them fabulous on and they create lots of movement. It has a matching belt that picks up on the grey part of the rust and grey stripes on each shoulder. That same striping finishes the ends of each sleeve too. Excellent condition with the exception of the belt buckle.

Unlined and slips on to wear. Tagged a vintage size Small. The knit does have some stretch. The belt buckle is cracked as shown. It still functions and is original so is sold as found. Its such a rare piece this barely effects the value. Please review the photo after the label shot.

Sleeves: approx 29"
Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: 18-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 26" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SMl-MED

Item# S896

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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