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Vivienne Westwood UK

Corset Exhibition


Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Autumn-Winter 2022/23 ‘Wild Beauty’ Collection


Exploring the house’s subversion of corsetry from 1987 to the present day, Vivienne Westwood Corsets examines Westwood’s approach to underwear as outerwear. The installation illustrates the intrinsic links of the corset to historical dress, culture and fine art – which continue to serve as a constant source of inspiration for Vivienne Westwood collections today.

This special installation presents a curated retrospective through the brand's iconic corset archive and features pivotal runway show looks. Each piece demonstrates Westwood’s ingenuity in corsetry design and Andreas Kronthaler’s most recent iterations of this historical garment, which have gone on to influence the current collections of the house.

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