Fashion

Ossie Clark (1942 - 1996)

The British designer attracted style conscious clients with his alternative optimistic creations. His perfectly tailored silhouettes combined to his wife's, Celia Birtwell, floral and innocent textiles produced memorable romantic chiffon garments that later epitomized hippie chic.

Ali Macgraw in Ossie Clark Dress, 1969
Ali Macgraw in Ossie Clark Dress, 1969
Ossie Clark, Tunic, 1965, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Ossie Clark, Tunic, 1965, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Amanda Lear in Ossie Clark Ensemble, photographed by Peter Ruck, 1968
Amanda Lear in Ossie Clark Ensemble, photographed by Peter Ruck, 1968
Ossie Clark Fashion Show, 1968
Ossie Clark Fashion Show, 1968
Ossie Clark, Dress, 1973, Private Collection
Ossie Clark, Dress, 1973, Private Collection
Chrissie Shrimpton and Ossie Clark by David Bailey, 1965
Chrissie Shrimpton and Ossie Clark by David Bailey, 1965
Pattie Boyd in Ossie Clark Dress, 1973
Pattie Boyd in Ossie Clark Dress, 1973
Annabel Hodin in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Barry McKinley, 1973
Annabel Hodin in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Barry McKinley, 1973
Nicola Waymouth in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1971
Nicola Waymouth in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1971
Amanda Lear in Ossie Clark Ensemble, photographed by Peter Ruck, 1968
Amanda Lear in Ossie Clark Ensemble, photographed by Peter Ruck, 1968
Amanda Lear in Ossie Clark Ensemble, photographed by Peter Ruck, 1968
Amanda Lear in Ossie Clark Ensemble, photographed by Peter Ruck, 1968
Edina Ronay in Ossie Clark Dress, 1970
Edina Ronay in Ossie Clark Dress, 1970
Eija Verkaho in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Robert Whitaker, 1967
Eija Verkaho in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Robert Whitaker, 1967
Mick Jagger getting ready to go on stage, Costume by Ossie Clark, photographed by Ken Regan, 1972
Mick Jagger getting ready to go on stage, Costume by Ossie Clark, photographed by Ken Regan, 1972
Ingrid Boutling in Ossie Clark Ensemble, photographed by Helmut Newton for Vogue, 1969
Ingrid Boutling in Ossie Clark Ensemble, photographed by Helmut Newton for Vogue, 1969
Ossie Clark, Acapulco Gold Dress, photographed by Frank Barratt, 1970
Ossie Clark, Acapulco Gold Dress, photographed by Frank Barratt, 1970
Bianca Jagger in Ossie Clark Dress, ca. 1972
Bianca Jagger in Ossie Clark Dress, ca. 1972
Moyra Swan in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by David Montgomery for Vogue, 1969
Moyra Swan in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by David Montgomery for Vogue, 1969
Jane Birkin in Ossie Clark Dress, 1969
Jane Birkin in Ossie Clark Dress, 1969
Jane Birkin in Ossie Clark Dress, 1969
Jane Birkin in Ossie Clark Dress, 1969
Jil Garraway in Ossie Clark Moon Turn The Tides Blouse, photographed by Bob Aylott, 1969
Jil Garraway in Ossie Clark Moon Turn The Tides Blouse, photographed by Bob Aylott, 1969
Ossie Clark, Dress, 1969, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Ossie Clark, Dress, 1969, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Ingrid Boulting in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1970
Ingrid Boulting in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1970
Ingrid Boulting in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1970
Ingrid Boulting in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1970
Ossie Clark, Dress, photographed by Clive Arrowsmith, 1971
Ossie Clark, Dress, photographed by Clive Arrowsmith, 1971
Jim Lee, Plane Crash, Ensemble by Ossie Clark 1969
Jim Lee, Plane Crash, Ensemble by Ossie Clark 1969
Ali MacGraw in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Harry Dempster, 1969
Ali MacGraw in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Harry Dempster, 1969
Jim Lee, Vietnam, Dress by Ossie Clark, 1969
Jim Lee, Vietnam, Dress by Ossie Clark, 1969
Ossie Clark, Dress, 1970, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Ossie Clark, Dress, 1970, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Jim Lee, Aeroplane, Dress by Ossie Clark, 1969
Jim Lee, Aeroplane, Dress by Ossie Clark, 1969
Edina Ronay in Ossie Clark Dress, 1970
Edina Ronay in Ossie Clark Dress, 1970
Kari-Ann Muller in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Clive Arrowsmith, 1970
Kari-Ann Muller in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Clive Arrowsmith, 1970
Ossie Clark, Jacket, ca. 1966, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Ossie Clark, Jacket, ca. 1966, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Ossie Clark, Paper Dress, 1966, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Ossie Clark, Paper Dress, 1966, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Ossie Clark, Paper Dress (detail), 1966, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Ossie Clark, Paper Dress (detail), 1966, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Marianne Faithfull in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by David Redfern, 1973
Marianne Faithfull in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by David Redfern, 1973
Ingrid Boulting in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1970
Ingrid Boulting in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1970
Ika Hindley in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Herb Schmitz, early 1970s
Ika Hindley in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Herb Schmitz, early 1970s
Ossie Clark, Shirt, early 1970s, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Ossie Clark, Shirt, early 1970s, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Marsha Hunt in Ossie Clark Ensemble, photographed by Harri Peccinotti, 1968
Marsha Hunt in Ossie Clark Ensemble, photographed by Harri Peccinotti, 1968
Ossie Clark, Tunic, 1968, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Ossie Clark, Tunic, 1968, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Ossie Clark and Gala Mitchell, 1974
Ossie Clark and Gala Mitchell, 1974
Marianne Faithfull in Ossie Clark Snakeskin Jacket, ca. 1970
Marianne Faithfull in Ossie Clark Snakeskin Jacket, ca. 1970
Gala Mitchell in Ossie Clark Dress, 1969
Gala Mitchell in Ossie Clark Dress, 1969
Susan Mocur in Ossie Clark Ensemble, photographed by Sarah Monn, 1972
Susan Mocur in Ossie Clark Ensemble, photographed by Sarah Monn, 1972
Mick Jagger on stage, Jumpsuit by Ossie Clark, 1973
Mick Jagger on stage, Jumpsuit by Ossie Clark, 1973
Linda Keith, Chrissie Shrimpton, Suki Poitier and Annie Sabroux displaying the Ossie Clark Collection, 1967
Linda Keith, Chrissie Shrimpton, Suki Poitier and Annie Sabroux displaying the Ossie Clark Collection, 1967
Marisa Berenson in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1960s
Marisa Berenson in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1960s
Ossie Clark, Dress, photographed by Guy Bourdin for Vogue, 1972
Ossie Clark, Dress, photographed by Guy Bourdin for Vogue, 1972
Ossie Clark, Dress, photographed by Guy Bourdin for Vogue, 1972
Ossie Clark, Dress, photographed by Guy Bourdin for Vogue, 1972
Ossie Clark, Jacket, ca. 1966, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Ossie Clark, Jacket, ca. 1966, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Ossie Clark in one of his Snakeskin Jacket, 1970
Ossie Clark in one of his Snakeskin Jacket, 1970
Ossie Clark, Evening Blouse, early 1970s, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Ossie Clark, Evening Blouse, early 1970s, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Ossie Clark and Peter Morgan at the Royal College of Art, 1965
Ossie Clark and Peter Morgan at the Royal College of Art, 1965
Pattie Boyd in Ossie Clark Dress, 1966
Pattie Boyd in Ossie Clark Dress, 1966
Pattie Boyd in Ossie Clark Dress, 1966
Pattie Boyd in Ossie Clark Dress, 1966
Ossie Clark and Anita Pallenberg by Eric Swayne, 1967
Ossie Clark and Anita Pallenberg by Eric Swayne, 1967
Ossie Clark, Coat, photographed by David Montgomery for Ogue, 1968
Ossie Clark, Coat, photographed by David Montgomery for Ogue, 1968
Ossie Clark, Dress, ca. 1967
Ossie Clark, Dress, ca. 1967
Ossie Clark, 1960s
Ossie Clark, 1960s
Twiggy in Ossie Clark Ensemble, ca. 1969
Twiggy in Ossie Clark Ensemble, ca. 1969
Ossie Clark, Trousers and Jacket from the Quorum Collection, photographed by Peter Knapp, 1968
Ossie Clark, Trousers and Jacket from the Quorum Collection, photographed by Peter Knapp, 1968
Ossie Clark, Dress, photographed by David Montgomery for Vogue, 1973
Ossie Clark, Dress, photographed by David Montgomery for Vogue, 1973
Ossie Clark, Dress, 1970
Ossie Clark, Dress, 1970
Ossie Clark, Dress, early 1970s
Ossie Clark, Dress, early 1970s
Marianne Faithfull in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by David Redfern, 1973
Marianne Faithfull in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by David Redfern, 1973
Ossie Clark, Ensemble from the Quorum Collection, photographed by Peter Knapp, 1968
Ossie Clark, Ensemble from the Quorum Collection, photographed by Peter Knapp, 1968
Ossie Clark by Eric Swayne, 1967
Ossie Clark by Eric Swayne, 1967
Marisa Berenson in Ossie Clark Dress, 1971
Marisa Berenson in Ossie Clark Dress, 1971
Ossie Clark by Roy Jones, 1969
Ossie Clark by Roy Jones, 1969
Marisa Berenson in Ossie Clark Dress, 1971
Marisa Berenson in Ossie Clark Dress, 1971
Ossie Clark, Shirt, 1968-1970, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Ossie Clark, Shirt, 1968-1970, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Ossie Clark, Snakeskin Jacket, 1968
Ossie Clark, Snakeskin Jacket, 1968
Ossie Clark, Dress, photographed by Terence Donovan, 1976
Ossie Clark, Dress, photographed by Terence Donovan, 1976
Ossie Clark, Ensemble, photographed by Johnny Dewe Mathews, 1973
Ossie Clark, Ensemble, photographed by Johnny Dewe Mathews, 1973
Ossie Clark, Evening Dress, 1970-1971, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Ossie Clark, Evening Dress, 1970-1971, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Vicki Hodge in Ossie Clark Marisa Suit, photographed by Bob Aylott, 1969
Vicki Hodge in Ossie Clark Marisa Suit, photographed by Bob Aylott, 1969
Twiggy in Ossie Clark Fur Coat, 1971
Twiggy in Ossie Clark Fur Coat, 1971
Ossie Clark, Mini-Dress from the Quorum Collection, ca. 1970
Ossie Clark, Mini-Dress from the Quorum Collection, ca. 1970
Ossie Clark, Jacket, ca. 1966, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Ossie Clark, Jacket, ca. 1966, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York