1991 Christian Lacroix Black Dress Jacket with Crystal Buttons

Striking black silk 'tuxedo' dress by Christian Lacroix, complete with large crystal button detail. This form fitting dress has a very wide, almost bardot style collar, reminiscent of the chic evening wear styles of the 1950s. The front is cut in a classic double breasted style, finished with six large buttons in an array of orange, purple, red and green crystals with a central black stone in the middle. The inside of the dress is lined in a very fine and soft black silk, making it extra comfortable for the wearer. The sleeves can be opened via a concealed zipper at each cuff, and the silhouette widens slightly at the hip due to the pleated detail in the skirt, narrowing again to create a flattering pencil shape at the hem.

The tuxedo dress is in wonderful vintage condition with no faults or stains to note. It would best fit a size 10-12 UK, or 6-8 US. After some painstaking research we are attributing this dress to the Fall/Winter Collection of 1991 and shown here is an almost identical jacket design with the same buttons. Lacroix's mainline collections were produced in very limited numbers and made to almost the same level as his haute couture lines. We hold many pieces in our warehouse and continue to acquire archival pieces from important collections.


Bust - 35 in. (88.9 cm)
Waist - 31 in. (78.7 cm)
Hip - 45 in. (114.3 cm)
Length - 36 in. (91.4 cm)
Shoulders - 19 in. (48.3 cm)

Pickup available at CIRCA VINTAGE

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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.

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

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