ARCHIVE: 1990s Vivienne Westwood Boucher Print T-Shirt

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History-obsessed Vivienne Westwood has referenced the past since her early days in fashion. She peppered her Boucher print, first seen at her 1990 Portrait Collection show and inspired by François Boucher’s 18th-century painting entitled Daphnis and Chloe, across everything from T-shirts to dresses and outerwear.

This is a rare and original 1990s Boucher print T-shirt sourced directly from a private men's collection with all pieces dating from 1988 to 1995. It is 100% soft cotton with the reverse side to the print in an ochre brown. The torso narrows as it heads toward the waist and has mismatched hems with slits at each side. The T-Shirt neck and arm openings have molded ribbed finishing's.

It has been a much loved piece and now has a gently worn look and I don't mean worn out - it is still very wearable. Many would say they prefer their vintage Tees to show some age for an authentic look. The print is vibrant, the shape is holding up well commensurate with age, only one tiny pin head hole to the reverse near bottom hem. Some colour blotches to the reverse caused by washing. The designer's label has fallen out with use but the composition label remains which dates this piece to the 1990s. No size label but I have compared this to Westwood's modern size Tees and this is the same as a Medium. Totally unisex.

Bust - 40 in. (101.6 cm)
Waist - 36 in. (91.4 cm)
Hip - 40 in. (101.6 cm)
Length - 27 in. (68.6 cm)
Shoulders - 18 in. (45.7 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