Ossie Clark

Film costumer designer

1942 – 1996

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Who was Ossie Clark?

Raymond "Ossie" Clark was an English fashion designer who was a major figure in the Swinging Sixties scene in London and the fashion industry in that era. Clark is now renowned for his vintage designs by present-day designers.

Clark is compared to the 1960s fashion great Biba and influenced many other designers, including Yves Saint Laurent, Anna Sui and Tom Ford. Manolo Blahnik has said of Ossie Clark's work: "He created an incredible magic with the body and achieved what fashion should do — produce desire." Ossie Clark and Ossie Clark for Radley clothes are highly sought after, and are worn by well known models like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.

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Born
Jun 9, 1942
Warrington
Also known as
  • Raymond "Ossie" Clark
  • Ossie
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Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Royal College of Art
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
Lived in
  • Oswaldtwistle
Died
Aug 6, 1996
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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