11 maj 2012

Ossie Clark - a true fashion icon

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.


17 kommentarer:

  1. !!!

    I believe congratulations are in order! The pleats and the bow on the back of that dress are out of this world amazing! What a scoop indeed. You must get lost just staring at it.

    SvaraRadera
  2. So exciting! I always love a real thrift score.

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  3. amazing! you can really luck out when people don't know the value of what they're selling.

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  4. Gorgeous!

    This is exactly what makes vintage/thrift shopping so special - I'd love to see this one on you!

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  5. Oh my...it's getting better and better, you're one lucky girl!! it's beautiful.
    Have a nice weekend!!!

    Audrey

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  6. the dress is gorgeous, she was waiting for you! I love this kind of story, really cool :)
    Céline

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  7. Oh wow what an amazing find!! I love the drape in the back...such a beautiful dress.

    xo erica

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  8. Wow! What an incredible find! I must admit, the colour was what struck me first also! It's even more beautiful after reading your piece about the history of its designer, great that you managed to make it yours before the shop assistants realised quite what this treasure is :-) xxx

    http://aurelieandangelo.com/

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  9. such a cool find! Love the 60s feel and the color is gorgeous!
    xL

    http://themarcystop.blogspot.com

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  10. I can't believe you found that beautiful dress! Thrifting success, I'd say!!

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  11. Lucky you! That is indeed a special find. How cool..:)

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  12. Hehe awesome you! Is that a picture of it in your house? Love it!
    xAmy

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  13. Wow, den är ju såååå vacker! Vad kul att den bara hängde där och väntade på dig :)

    SvaraRadera
  14. Wow! And I thought your YSL find amazing...I think you just topped it!

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  15. That dress is amazing!!

    http://lostinpattern.blogspot.com/
    xx Brigita

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  16. Hi my dear!! Good for you, a gorgeous fabulous find which you can now treasure! Thanks for stopping by my blog too, have a great weekend xxx

    SvaraRadera