ARCHIVE: 1990s or Early 2000s Azzaro Boutique Black Silk Crepe and Lace Evening Gown

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This sensational 1990s or early 2000's black silk crepe and lace evening gown is from Parisian house Azzaro Boutique and is an archive piece of the founder designer Loris Azzaro's iconic 1970s designs. Azzaro was popular with actresses such as Raquel Welch and Sophia Loren and renowned for his form-fitting and "slinky" evening wear, often in black and this dramatic gown is no exception. The dress is tailored to suit an hourglass silhouette, which glides over the hip from the cinched waistline into a floor length fish tailed skirt. The crepe fabric on the skirt is cut away just below the knee with a bold zig-zag and replaced with black rose patterned lace that continues the length to the hem, with triangular crepe inserts to maintain weight and form. The crepe bodice is cut into a sweetheart neckline with a low window at the reverse. It is intercepted by sheer matching lace which travels over the upper back, long sleeves and neck into a high Victoriana style collar. There are 2 x black cut glass buttons to secure each cuff and a central zip fastening at the reverse. This arresting gown is classic and elegant and would best suit around a US size 6-8, UK size 10-12.

  • BUST
    40 in. (101.6 cm)
    34 in. (86.36 cm)
  • HIP
    40 in. (101.6 cm)
    59 in. (149.86 cm)


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.

Can I cancel my appointment?

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.

Do you have parking?

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.

How do I get there by public transport?


Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

What payment methods do you accept?

Cash, credit/debit card, bank transfer, contactless, Paypal