Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Images from the past - Ossie Clark 1969. London, United Kingdom.

 Alongside with Biba, photographer David Bailey, top models Twiggy and Jane Shrimpton and a new generation of Cult shops like "Granny Takes a Trip", Ossie Clark was a genius designer in 60's  Swinging  London.

Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, David Hockney 1970/71.

I cannot mention  Ossie Clark without having  in mind the painting "Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy" from David Hockney  1970/1971,  featuring Ossie Clark and his wife and textile designer Celia Birtwell.. Hockney made the painting short after their wedding.

Ossie Clark wedding in 1970 with textile designer Celia Britwell

Ossie Clark and Celia Britwell

Clark was a major figure in the 1960's "Swinginging London" together with Mary Quant and Biba. a period that was breaking rules in the way of clothing. The Ossie Clark style had a great influence on Yves Saint Laurent, Anna Sui or Tom Ford. When Cecil Beaton  was photographing Ossie Clark, he said about Ossie. Clark,  that he was a modern incarnation of  the typical English with a true vision of the world. The well known shoe designer Manolo Blahnik said about Clark's work:
"He created an incredible magic with the body and achieved what fashion should do - produce desire".

Ossie Clark  1967

The London  from Ossie's vision in the new fashion


Celia Britwell prints

Keith Richard from the Roling Stones with Anita Pallenberg dressed in Ossie Clark  in front of the cult shop "Granny Takes a trip"

Celia Britwell

original Ossie Clark designs revisited in 2008 by Avsh Alom Gur.

Emma Watson in vintage Ossie clark dress.

Ossie Clark inspired following designers; Anna Sui, John Galliano, Christian Lacroix, Dries Van Noten, Malcolm Hall, Clements Ribeiro, Marc Jacobs, Prada and Gucci.

Diego Cogolato.

In 1996 Ossie Clark, 54, was found  at his Holland flat 57 times stabbed to death,  his then 28 years Italian old former lover Diego Cogolato.

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