1995 Gold Label Vivienne Westwood Corsette Set

Vivienne Westwood black velvet corseted ensemble, as seen in the Fall/Winter 1995 Vive La Cocotte collection - one of the most iconic shows of her career. Staged at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, the show reflected Westwood's interest in 18th century French fashions and culture - an interest which is particularly evident in this velvet set. It features a riding jacket with detachable corseted waist coat, signature orb button fastenings and puff sleeves. The jacket has a beautiful pale pink silk lining, complete with the gold Vivienne Westwood logo label. The inner waistcoat fastens with a central zip and two rows of black and gold orb buttons in a thick, structured velvet, complete with statement collar. The jacket is cropped in a flattering silhouette, with two pleats to the back and velvet trim cuffs. The shoulders are gathered and slightly puffed to create a traditional French riding jacket shape.

Both pieces are in superb vintage condition with no faults whatsoever and have been stored for many years as part of a private collection. Worthy of museum acquisition or one for the collector of very fine, documented vintage clothing. Made in England before manufacturing shifted to Italy towards the end of the decade. Westwood sizing is notoriously small and although labeled a UK 12, this will fit a UK 6 or US 2 and below.



BUST: 29 in. ( 73.66 cm )
WAIST: 26 in. ( 66.04 cm )
LENGTH: 25 in. ( 63.5 cm )

BUST: 30 in. ( 76.2 cm )
WAIST: 23 in. ( 58.42 cm )
SHOULDER: 26 in. ( 66.04 cm )
HIP: 28 in. ( 71.12 cm )
LENGTH: 25 in ( 63.5 cm )

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Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

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You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

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We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

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Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

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