Mr & Mrs Clark | Editor: Federico Peletti

The intense partnership between Celia Birtwell and Ossie Clark left an indelible mark on London fashion during the period between Mary Quant?s miniskirt and the subversive punk of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood. This publication weighs the import of both designers? contributions equally; Clark?s shapes and cuts would not have had the same impact without Birtwell?s bohemian prints inspired by nature and the artistic currents of the day. 

Celia drew prints on light cr?pes, silks and chiffons, and Ossie transformed them into clothes that immediately conquered the international jet set. From Brigitte Bardot to Liz Taylor, everyone was fascinated by their fashion. Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Jimi Hendrix, Marianne Faithfull, Anita Pallenberg. Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bianca Jagger and Marisa Berenson are just some of the people that Ossie Clark dressed. 

Featuring approximately 40 dresses displayed in chronological order, the volume tells the story of the duo?s evolution from the Quorum boutique in Chelsea to the heights of Swinging London, through period photos, editorials, memorabilia, sketches, design reproductions and an exclusive interview with Birtwell.

29.2 x 24.1 cm
208 pages