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Vivienne Westwood UK

Corset Exhibition


Vivienne Westwood Spring-Summer 2023 ‘Born to Rewild’ Collection


The Vivienne Westwood ‘Sunday’ corset is a new design development for Spring-Summer 2023. Inspired by the sweetheart curved line of the ‘Gigi’ corset from the Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood collection, the corset base adopts a new heart-shaped silhouette creating a softer look. The corset then forms a base for a fluid draped triangle, which is pinched at the corners then sweeps and twists across the shoulders, referencing the original 90’s ‘Sunday’ dress.

‘The drapery softens the shape, but still allows control and confidence. Structure with the unstructured, rigour against freedom-the inherent contradiction of drapery structured by this corset is quintessentially Westwood, combining two unexpected ideas to a dynamic and unique result’ —Alexander Fury

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