Kaat Tilley burgundy velvet underbust corset with black boning and long back straps — 1990’s


Size: 40

Wrap around chest width (excl straps): 76 cm / 29.9 inch



100% viscose

56% viscose 26% polyester 18% cotton

60% acetate 40% viscose



Burgundy velvet underbust or waist corset

Boning covered in contrasting black piping

Open back

Crossing shoulder straps

Back tie

4 long straps on the backside

All straps are covered with braided rope

Fully lined

From the 1990’s


Condition: 3,5/5

Regular wear


*PLEASE NOTE: the corset is pinned on the model*

In stock

SKU: KTBVUBCOR Categories: ,


About Kaat Tilley

Kaat Tilley comes from Brussels, has roots in Mechelen, and studied at the Antwerp Fashion Academy. She graduated there cum laude with the theme for her final collection Mahler and Venice .

She has been designing since 1983 in a highly personal ethereal style. Her fondness of fairytales was ever present in her collections, which resulted in Kaat designing mostly wedding dresses and theater costumes, inspired by magical creatures, princesses and her own paintings.

Tilley designed books for her collections with fine intricate drawings, almost like artwork. Kaat Tilley’s pattern studies resulted in almost irregular yet structured shapes. The dresses and skirts are always long, and consist of layer upon layer, fine knits. Piping, embroidery, smocking and little pieces of knitwear at the wrists, elbows, add couture-like detailing.

In this manner Kaat Tilley said she didn’t regard herself as a fashion designer pur sang, neither did she occupy herself with trends. Giacometti, Hundertwasser and impressionist art were quoted as her main inspirations.

Kaat Tilley also talked about ‘beauty’ being the red line through her collections: “beauty is an expression of our attempt to overcome tristesse…”

The Escape line is cheaper in execution and material, made mainly from jersey. Kaat Tilley has also been making Frederiek —  a collection for little girls — since 1994.

1997 was the first year in which she held a show during the Paris prêt-a-porter week

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg
Womens size