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Tunic

1968 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This tunic was part of Ossie Clark's first collection for his lower-priced Radley label. The print is by Celia Birtwell. The simple silhouette meant that it could be worn either as a dress or with trousers. Kay, Ossie Clark's sister, wore it as a mini-dress when Clark married Celia Birtwell in 1968. Ossie Clark was one of Britian's most influential fashion designers of the 1960s and 1970s.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Printed cotton
Brief Description
Long-sleeved tunic, printed cotton, designed by Ossie Clark for Radley, textile design by Celia Birtwell, British, 1968.
Physical Description
Printed cotton tunic top with long sleeves and criss-cross ties at neck.
Dimensions
  • Length: 84cm
  • Bust circumference: 78cm
Production typeReady to wear
Marks and Inscriptions
'Designed by Ossie Clark / For Radley'
Credit line
Given by Ms Kay Clark
Object history
Registered File number 1994/320.
Summary
This tunic was part of Ossie Clark's first collection for his lower-priced Radley label. The print is by Celia Birtwell. The simple silhouette meant that it could be worn either as a dress or with trousers. Kay, Ossie Clark's sister, wore it as a mini-dress when Clark married Celia Birtwell in 1968. Ossie Clark was one of Britian's most influential fashion designers of the 1960s and 1970s.
Collection
Accession Number
T.141-1994

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record createdDecember 2, 2003
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