Celebrating Celia

Celia Birtwell Illustration

Celia Birtwell Illustration

When the spring sunshine makes its’ first tentative appearance, it’s time to throw off the woolly winter layers and feel the gentle sun on your skin. Celia Birtwell’s vintage designs are the perfect transitional piece.  These beautiful textiles are true works of art, based on still life studies.  Most widely known for the seductive & romantic silhouette she created with Ossie Clark: feather light chiffon & silk, skimming the body before bursting into a glorious abundance of fabric.  A perfect blend of 1930’s & ’40’s chic and edgy cool, worn by the women (& men) who epitomised 60’s London: rock stars, artists, models.  With an enduring career, Celia is as relevant today as she was back in the heady days of the ’60s.  Read more about Celia at

http://www.celiabirtwell.com/heritage/biography/

Dress: Celia Birtwell;  Shoes: vintage

Dress: Celia Birtwell; Shoes: vintage

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Gala Mitchell wearing Ossie Clark/Celia Birtwell print

Vogue 1971

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Designs for Topshop 2006

Celia Birtwell for Uniqlo AW13

Celia Birtwell for Uniqlo AW13

 

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