Monday, 25 February 2013

GOING : Ossie Clarke - Proud Galleries Chelsea

He's in fashion... Ossie Clark at Proud Galleries

Affectionately known as 'The King of the Kings Road', Ossie Clarke made a welcome return (of sorts) when Proud Galleries Chelsea opened their door to the latest exciting exhibition - Ossie Clark: The King of the King’s Road Reigns Again.

This retrospective on Ossie's life and style, with all its prints and poet-sleeved fabulousness was just perfect for a freezing February evening. Seeing the prints and the dresses, some vintage, some new - back on the kings road, and next door from where Clark presented his first show at Chelsea Town Hall back in in 1967, was quite a wonderful thing.

Model wearing Ossie Clark, Robert Whitaker. Print available from Proud Galleries here

Model wearing Ossie Clark, Jim Lee. 
Print available here

I adore this shot: Model wearing Ossie Clark, Norman Parkinson. Print available from Proud Galleries here

Champagne was drunk, absinthe cocktails were mixed and the new range of Ossie Clarke dresses were modelled by the gorgeous Proud galleries staff. Of course the main attraction here was the photography and as per usual with Proud, their selection of prints from the best photographers of their day did not disappoint.

Our geek sandwich

The exhibition runs until the 10th of March and if you can't make it down head to the Proud web site to check out the prints and find out more about the show (I have my eye on the Norman Parkinson).

xx O xx

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