1990s Thierry Mugler Couture Halter Neck Red Dress

This show stopping dress is almost certainly from the Spring/Summer Thierry Mugler 1992 collection. An outstanding collector’s piece, this has all the iconic Mugler hallmarks rolled into one including the fabulous dagger shaped halter neck over-bodice made from a double thickness red matelassé cotton. The bodice is so beautifully made it almost has the appearance of a corset; however, it is belted in the middle with the trademark asymmetric Mugler belt buckle to define the waist. There are two faux front pockets to consolidate the look. The dress element which is underneath the over-bodice, is a medium weight crepe de chine in a low sweetheart neckline with a crossover pleated front and a low back. It fastens with poppers concealed on the waist-line and falls open to the front. With the dress being effectively a wrap over design, the skirt could reveal the leg in a seductive fashion if desired. This is a Thierry Mugler Blue Label couture piece - essentially very high end ready to wear and the workmanship is superb. We have inspected the dress very carefully and it is in virtually perfect vintage condition. We do not see any holes, rips, tears or stains. There is one tiny little mark on the back of the dress near the top of the waist band but this is hidden completely by the matelassé bodice.

1992 was a defining moment in Mugler’s career. For the first time he showed at the haute couture collections and was inducted into the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture and continued to show for the next decade. Early pieces from these pivotal collections are coveted worldwide by museums and collectors. If you look very carefully at look 56 in the runway show you will see the bodice of this dress paired with a different skirt. We have also shown a different look with a greatly exaggerated version of this dress to confirm our opinion of the collection attribution.

The dress is marked a French 40 and this equates to a UK 12 or US 8. Mugler clothing in general runs small and we suggest that this piece would be better suited to no bigger than a UK 10 or US 6.

BUST - 32 in. (81.3 cm)
WAIST - 26 in. (66 cm)
MIN. LENGTH - 45 in. (114.3 cm)
MAX. LENGTH - 59 in. (150 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.

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.

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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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