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Vivienne Westwood UK

Corset Exhibition


Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood Spring-Summer 2020 ‘Rock Me Amadeus’ Collection.


This Men’s corset debuted in the ‘Rock Me Amadeus’ collection of Spring-Summer 2020, in an orange and white cotton, with a floral jacquard print. The collection proposed a symphony of cultural references, emulating the house’s intense curiosity for art, history and politics. Andreas Kronthaler wrote in the collection notes -‘Everything’s connected, things that have no connection, suddenly connect, this is inspiration, intuition, the human condition.’ Note the fact that the corsets from this collection are constructed differently, both from earlier examples and to each other.

‘Rather than a female corset worn by a man, a different chest construction considers the differences in the male anatomy’—Alexander Fury

Listen to fashion journalist, author and critic, Alexander Fury, as he discusses the iconic corset pieces featured in the installation.