1970s Ossie Clark Navy Floral Print Blouse with Celia Birtwell Print

£750.00
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Description
This is a phenomenal 1970s Ossie Clark boutique blouse with an important and well documented print by Celia Birtwell. It is fully labelled and additionally has the Quorum boutique retail label which sold Ossie's costly mainline collections - they are much rarer than Radley retailed pieces. There are some wonderful softer design details in this blouse from the puff sleeves to the long tapered cuffs and the gathered yoke giving it a loose romantic poet's style aesthetic as the blouse is without darts. The print is a very beautiful floral design against a navy background in quality rayon fabric.

This is a remarkable piece of fashion history and has been in my personal collection for years but it is time for someone else to enjoy it. The condition is very good overall. There is slight fade on the sleeve elements of the arm - this is more noticeable on the right side than the left - the photos are a good representation and this never bothered me as it is so slight. Additionally there are two very small, minor grazes on the back towards the top of the neck; not quite holes but the fabric has thinned. They are not noticeable when worn. The last very minor issue is there is a small stress parting along the seam on the left forearm sleeve. This is on the underside and therefore cannot be seen when worn. This has been dry cleaned and is ready to wear and I can be seen modelling this top for a vintage photo shoot as the boutique's owner. It is labelled a size UK 10 and it is unusually generous for an Ossie Clark piece. I have been a size UK 14, US 10 and it has comfortably fit me and looked good both tucked in and belted with skinny jeans. It could be worn by all sizes up to a large.

MEASUREMENTS:

Bust - 44 in (111.8 cm)
Waist - 42 in (106.7 cm)
Hip - 42 in (106.7 cm)
Length - 25.5 in (64.8 cm)
Shoulders - 17.5 in (44.5 cm)