Sunday, February 21, 2010
The face that launched a thousand prints.
Muse of David Hockney and partner of Ossie Clark, Celia Birtwell was the most important textile designer of the 60's. Her bold, colorful, feminine designs epitomized the hippie look. Her collaborations with Clark defined the era and together they dressed Marianne Faithfull, Bianca Jagger, Verushka, Talitha Getty and numerous others. More recently, she designed a line for the high street chain Topshop and for Express in the US.