Friday, June 26, 2009

40S? 70S? 2010?

Great design often avoids a time stamp. It is the timeless quality of celebrated vintage design that repeatedly draws clients worldwide to Decades in an effort to invest in clothing that will last not only a lifetime but not be disposable after a season.

Case in point: this black moss crepe and satin Ossie Clark tuxedo dress. At first glance, it could be a Valentina dress from the 1940s due to it's sleek cut and deep plunge balanced by long sleeves. Or it could be a variation of a modern Roland Mouret dress for 2010. The connoisseur can immediately identify the Ossie-isms of this dress: the signature crepe fabric; the turned up cuffs; the easy access bosom; the 40s Vamp influence; the self belt that nips the waist only to let the fuller skirt look more pronounced...dare we go on? This is a cocktail dress that could certainly be a dry dress for the type of woman who doesn't spend her mornings in Lululemon. This is also a cocktail dress that could certainly be an evening-cum-black tie dress for the type of woman who knows the power of elegant make-up and hair combined with dramatic accoutrement help a woman transition from day to "after 5" to a formal affair. Most important, this is a dress for a woman who transcends the limitations of trends, time, and decades. This is a dress for a woman who embraces the past, lives in the present, and is prepared for the future. It helps to be prepared for the future with the perfect Ossie hanging in your closet.

Ossie Clark for Radley black moss crepe and satin trim "tuxedo" self belt dress, c. early 1970s. Modern size 4 to 6 SOLD

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