Insane Ruffles That Actually Work!

I thought it would be interesting, after Mary's post about fugly ass sweatshirts, to find an example of an item of clothing with diagonal ruffles that actually is awesome. I mean, that poor model in the grey sweatshirt Mary posted looks like she's been lassoed by an errant scrunchie that fell from the ponytail of a giant jazzercise monster.

In any event, behold: The "Ziggy Stardust" dress by Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell, a swinging London husband and wife fashion and textile designer team:

I mean, either lean in to the flounces or GTFO, man. Don't slap one line of ruffles on a GREY SWEATSHIRT and call it "fashion". That's just some lazy crap. Also, flouncing around in these flowy silk chiffon gowns would be a lot of fun.

More on Clark & Birdwell in the future - the clothes they made together in the late 60s/early 70s are some of my favorites. But for now, just enjoy the embarrassment of ruffles.