Image taken by Jim Lee, 1969. Courtesy of Proud Chelsea.
Proud Chelsea is delighted to present an exquisite retrospective on the life and style of Ossie Clark: a diverse collection of personal shots of the designer at work, and various style icons and rock legends wearing his creations.
'Ossie Clark: The King of the King’s Road Reigns Again' runs from 21 February - 10 March 2013. Entry is free, and the exhibition is open from Monday to Sunday, 10am until 7pm.
Controversial, iconoclastic, and quintessentially British, Ossie Clark was the undisputed ‘King of King’s Road', London’s fashion Mecca. Praised for his intuitive understanding of the female form and renowned for the daring and panache with which he mixed and matched prints and fabrics: Ossie’s collections were radically different with an effortless mix of surrealism and pop-art; Hollywood glamour and Soho bohemia.
Coinciding with the launch of Ossie Clark London label this February, Proud Chelsea will be exhibiting vintage gowns and design sketches alongside a collection of rare photographic prints – a true celebration of Ossie Clark. The collection will include images of the designer in Quorum taken by Eric Swayne and casual snaps of Ossie with friends and family (including personal friend and artist David Hockey) taken by Peter Schlesinger.
A celebration of 70s style in London’s fashion hub, this exhibition documents Ossie Clark’s private moments, greatest creations and his most ardent celebrity fans: The King of the King’s Road Reigns Again at Proud Chelsea.
Proud Chelsea is located at 161 King's Road, London, SW3 5XP. For more information, visit the Proud website