Photos: Ossie Clark designs, Jane Birkin in Ossie Clark and David Hockney's famous painting of Ossie Clark and his wife Celia Birtwell.
Last week during my weekly visit to the local goodwill shop I found this dress. At first glance I thought it looked like something that had been given by a theatre costume department. On the hanger it looked a bit slouchy and shabby. But there where something about the colour and the material that made me bring it to the changing room. I looked at the garment tag and realized that this was no shabby long forgotten dress - this was an original OSSIE CLARK for Radley dress.
Ossie Clark (1942-1996) was one of the most influential British fashion designers of the 60's and 70'. He played a major part in the Swinging Sixties scene in London. His designs were worn by the likes of Bianca & Mick Jagger, Twiggy, Jane Birkin and Marianne Faithfull. Ossie Clark is true designer icon and an inspiration to many of todays leading designers.