Rare 1960s Silk Crepe Alice Pollock Top
Alice Pollock was one of the great British designers and the founder of the Quorum label who partnered with, and it could be said discovered, Ossie Clark and Celia Birwell. They designed the clothing that filled the shop from 1965 - 1973. This top was surely designed by or heavily influence by Ossie and Celia as the print is similar to some later Ossie pieces. It is made from a weightless silk crepe that has alternating squares of print in a pink and deeper burgundy on a pale pink backdrop. It has a small neat collar with an elaborate silk tie. The sleeves are exceptional and cut with an extreme billow and fullness above each cuff. Presents as excellent condition but is flawed so please review condition report below.
Unlined and buttons to close down the front with a panel of fabric hiding the buttons. There are two areas of thinning and small tearing to the silk at spots across the upper shoulder on one side and at the top of the sleeve- please super-size the photo to see. Priced accordingly but also with its rareness in mind.
Sleeves: 28" but poufs up when on
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 26.5" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photos: Shot for creative purposes by Nicole Ormerod / Stylist: Nadia Pizzimenti / Hair & Makeup: Jodi Urichuk / models: Riley Young & Viktoria Light.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
Setting up a layaway is super easy and we are happy to provide this service!
Here's how deposits work on a standard layaway:
- We require three equal payments of the layaway total. You will be invoiced for the first amount upon request
- payment two of the remaining balance will be billed two weeks from the date of the initial deposit.
- The final payment is due two weeks after the second payment and shipping will be billed on this invoice as well.
- items less then $500, or that are on sale, require a 50% deposit with the final payment due in two weeks from the date of deposit
We offer flat rate Standard UPS shipping worldwide. All shipping options are displayed at checkout in the pull down menus provided.
Want it faster?
We offer flat rates for expedited and express shipping options - these will also display at check out and can be selected with the drop down menu during the checkout process.
Please review all measurements carefully. More often than not, vintage garments do not fit any size category exactly. If in doubt, measure a garment of your own that fits and is a similar cut and compare it's measurements to the listed measurements below.