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SOLD - do not purchase highly collectable Ossie Clark 'Cuddly' gown - as seen in the V&A

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  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Material: moss crepe
  • Favorited by: 107 people
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A piece of fashion history .

Famous wrap-around Haute Couture black dress by Ossie Clark

Black viscose moss crêpe evening dress made without fastenings. Full length, backless and has large bishop sleeves, and wraps around the waist using long sash ties which are threaded through slots in the waistband.

'Cuddly' was one of Ossie Clark's most popular dresses under his 'couture' label. This design was made in multiple colours and prints and proved quite popular with the women who loved his label. The wrap-around design meant that it could accommodate size fluctuations without compromising its style.

as seen in the V&A (http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O138420/cuddly-evening-dress-clark-ossie/)

the label says 14 but bust wise it will only go to a 10 depending on what you want to (or don't want to ) wear underneath (measurements to follow)

the condition is great considering its age.


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