2011 Carolina Herrera Runway Documented Floral Maxi Dress


Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2011 collection took inspiration from traditional Korean clothing and 18th century botanical plates. As Vogue wrote, the runway show “nailed the understated grandeur that's long been a Herrera signature”. This standout gown, which was Look 33 on the runway, hints at both of these sources of inspiration. Woven florals in sage, salmon pink, cornflower blue and inky black climb a fitted, silvery grey fishtail skirt which has a slight sheen. Adorned with contrasting tones of khaki and forest green silk, a wide leather belt cinches the waist and ties with a pretty knot at the front. This belt differs slightly from the runway version and the knotted feature here mirrors the stitched banding on the bodice of the dress. This corseted, strapless bodice in tangerine silk has a panelled construction and is detailed with a band of coordinating cloth that sits just under the bust.

The Carolina Herrera fashion house is known for dressing First Ladies and is a constant feature on the red carpet at award events and premieres. In the words of Vogue when describing this collection,”If it's grandeur plain and simple a girl is after, she should look no further.” Presented in excellent vintage condition with no issues, this beautiful and rare gown is guaranteed to make an entrance. Labelled a US 2, this equates to a UK 6. Made from a cotton, polyester, acetate blend and lined in 100% silk. Our model (5ft 4 in / 163 cm) is a UK 6-8 and this dress fit her well. 


Bust - 30 in. (76 cm)

Waist - 26 in. (66 cm)

Hip - 35 in. (89 cm)

Length - 54 in. (137 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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Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

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