1970s Blue Moss Crepe Dress by Ossie Clark for RadleyRegular price £650.00 Save £-650.00
Our favourite vintage designer, the inimitable Ossie Clark. This classic vintage 1970s Ossie dress for Radley is made from his signature moss crepe throughout, including the hallmark panelling and integral sash, and is ankle length. We absolutely adore the stoney blue colour of this dress. Just gorgeous.
Not in perfect condition (please study photos): a hole and some fraying.
Size is S-M
Length - 50"
Underarm - 24"
Bust - 21"
Undersleeve - 15"
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