A breathtaking Vivienne Westwood gold label two-piece bustier with matching sheer pleated lace skirt dating back to the mid-1990's. Vivienne Westwood is one of the most influential and recognizable British designers of the past 30 years. She began designing clothes in 1971 with the opening of her first shop, Let It Rock, at 430 King's Road. In 1976, her then lover and business partner, Malcolm McLaren, guaranteed her status among the stars when he dressed the Sex Pistols, the British band he managed, in clothes from the boutique. She was named British Designer of the Year, both in 1990 and 1991. The following December, she was awarded an OBE in recognition of her services to British fashion and in 1998 she won the Queen's Export Award. This seductive black sheer-illusion lace corset with matching full skirt is a perfect example of her genius. The bustier is a statement piece in it's own right. It has a one-shoulder asymmetric cut with a dipped and front peaked bodice edging that Vivienne has become famous for. The garment is constructed to cinch you in at the waist and push up the breasts in an incredibly flattering fashion. The high waisted nipped circle-skirt is fashioned in impressive knife-pleated floral lace. We added many pictures so one can understand and appreciate this gorgeous achievement.
Measurements Corset (marked a size 14) Bust: 38-40 inches Waist: 26-28 inches Total Length: 17 inches Skirt (marked a size 10) Waist: 26 inches Hips: Free Sweep Total Length: 30 inches
The mid-1990's Vivienne Westwood ensemble is is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Corset and skirt both have original back zippers. The spandex corset structure is immaculate inside as well. As pictured, Kourtney Kardashian wore the same vintage corset alone with black slackers back in 2019. A wonderful and wearable piece of fashion history.