June 15, 2012
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-- From Missoni is a late 1970’s knitted cardigan made in Italy with 100% lightweight wool in ivory, blue, green, red, pink and orange stripes. This famous Italian fashion house started from humble origins in 1958, reaching international success by 1970 and branching out from fashion to hotels and perfume lines. From the Ossie Clarke corner a blouse from the early 1970’s for Radley with a Celia Birtwell print, open front, two-button closure at the waist and a lovely tie-neck. Clarke started making clothes from the age of 10 and after graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1965 he had his collection published in British vogue. Rising to famous heights and having his clothes worn by celebrities such as the Jaggers, Twiggy and Penelope Tree. The third piece is a very sleek tailored skirt from the Courréges which would accompany either of the other items perfectly. This skirt designed by Andres Courreges is made from rayon, which benefits from no creasing with a more linen- like texture; this item has timeless chic appeal. The French designer soared to popularity from the 1950’s with his futuristic designs, which were often seen as futuristic, he had a very famous fan in Andy Warhol who said, "Courreges clothes are so beautiful”.