Bustier-like early corset in white by Vivienne Westwood.
Never before worn, new with tags, straight out of Jeurissen's vintage archive and into your closet.
Westwood was the first who incorporated corsets into her punk aesthetic in the 1970s. She reimagined the garment through a lens of female power, rather than oppression and the traditional rib-crushing kind that women were lacing themselves into in the 16th century.
Vivienne Westwood is contemporary fashion’s preëminent iconoclast. Being punk’s prototype, Vivienne’s early work and experiments influenced an entire generation of British youth. With a sensitivity to traditional English textiles and fabrics and opening her work to the dialogue of cinema, art and popular culture, she is one of the most innovative designers alive today.
Her women are audacious, flirty, sexy, intellectual and feminine — and never commonplace. Vivienne Westwood’s women are truly chique. She has created a fashion universe that is at once theatrical, irreverent and completely original. The signature is unmistakable.