Ossie Clark at Lincoln Center

Last Thursday, on what would have been designer Ossie Clark’s 74th birthday, I said I would wear one of my Ossie pieces to dinner on the weekend. Here’s the dress I chose for an evening at Lincoln Ristorante at Lincoln Center.

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Dress: Vintage Ossie Clark (possibly purchased in 2006 or 2007)
Cork Shoes: Christian Louboutin (probably from 2008)
Cork Clutch: Diane von Furstenberg (bought same time as the Louboutin shoes)

If this dress looks familiar, that’s because it is. Here are pictures of it from 2007 and 2014.


Collecting Ossie Clark designs from the 1960s and 1970s helped me realize that I don’t need to “purge” my closet as so many people recommend. If I can re-wear a 50-year-old dress, I can certainly keep wearing one from last season!