Tunic mini-dress, Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell for Radley

Tunic mini-dress, Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell for Radley

Tunic mini-dress
Ossie Clark (designer, 1942-96), and Celia Birtwell (textile designer, born 1941), for Radley (retailers)
1968
London
Printed cotton
Museum no.T.141-1994
Given by Kay Clark

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 Britain's most influential fashion designers of the 1960s and 1970s.