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dress 2003.173

Object Name: dress

Artist/Maker: Clark, Ossie
Role in production: Designer
Date: 1969-1970

Accession Number: 2003.173
Image Copyright: ©Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • wool
  • printed

Printed wool dress by Ossie Clark using a print by Celia Birtwell; and numbered 577. Two different prints, pink, black and grey; the body of the dress with a grey grid with swirls and stylised tulips; the cape sleeves, turndown collar and fronts in another print of pink, black and white check. Princess line, opening full-length and fastening with 14 self covered buttons; cape sleeves, handkerchief or full pagoda sleeves; printed label "Ossie Clark, made in England. Print by Celia Birtwell, 10".
Belonged to Sarah Clark, a friend of Ossie's niece, Carol, who worked at Quorum as a teenager on Saturdays. In 1970 aged 15, she became a full time employee.
Print illustrated page 70, Ossie Clark by Judith Watt.
Dated to 1968-9 by Celia Birtwell.