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Anglomania

1993 – 1999

Vivienne believes that fashion is a combination and exchange of ideas between France and England; “On the English side we have tailoring and an easy charm, on the French side that solidity of design and proportion that comes from never being satisfied because something can always be done to make it better, more refined.”

Collections:

Grand Hotel, SS 1993

Anglomania, AW 1993-94
- At the time of Gainsborough the French became mad about English tailoring and the spontaneity of country charm.
- Vivienne believes that fashion is a combination and exchange of ideas between France and England, “On the English side we have tailoring and an easy charm, on the French side that solidity of design and proportion that comes from never being satisfied because something can always become more refined.”

Café Society, SS 1994
- The hourglass figure began here with a bustle provided by a cushion.
- By the time of ‘Café Society’ the volume of the gowns and their trains had reached maximum proportions due to collaboration with Andreas Kronthaler.

On Liberty, AW 1994-95

Erotic Zones, SS 1995

Vive la Cocotte, AW 1995-96
- We have now arrived at a brand new silhouette, the ultimate hourglass figure with padded bust and bustle now constructed out of a light weight metal cage.
- Extremely high platforms.
- Vivienne needed to make two collections, one less extreme for selling.

Les Femmes ne connaissent pas toute leur coquetterie, SS1996

Storm in a Teacup AW 1996-97

Vive la Bagatelle, SS 1997

Five Centuries Ago, AW 1997-98
- Inspiration: Tudor
- Vivienne was amazed to discover that every time she took a historical garment and translated it for today’s woman it looked like Dior – she had to be careful to avoid it.

Tied to the Mast, SS 1998

Dressed to Scale, AW 1998-99

La Belle Helene, SS 1999

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