2007 Runway Guy Laroche Purple Sequin Maxi Dress

This is a magnificent purple sequin gown by Parisian Atelier Guy Laroche - the exact gown pictured from the Fall/Winter 2007 collection. It has a one shoulder finish, with a V neckline to both front and back, complete with original zip closure and hook and eye fastening. Lined in black silk chiffon, the main fabric of the dress is heavily embellished with a purple geometric sequin design, which catches the light beautifully as it moves. The waist and lower sections of the dress are broken up by black mesh detail, which is slightly transparent. The hem is also made up of the same black mesh fabric, reflecting the panels at the waist. The dress itself has an incredible weight to it and hangs beautifully on the body - it would be perfect for a black tie event, or sophisticated party.

French designer Guy Laroche designed practical, haute couture garments throughout the 1950s up until his death in 1989. By the 2000s, his eponymous brand had taken a new, more modern direction under Damian Yee, who has worked with brands such as Karl Lagerfeld and Gucci, as well as with celebrities like Kylie Minogue and Lenny Kravitz. This particular dress is in fabulous vintage condition, with no marks or faults to note, and would fit up to a statuesque UK size 8-10 or US 4-6. Please note that the dress in unlabelled as this WAS the runway piece and was bought as part of a collection of couture and haute couture museum deaccession pieces.


WAIST: 28 in.
HIP: 35 in.
LENGTH: 57 in.

Pickup available at CIRCA VINTAGE

Usually ready in 24 hours


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

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