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Vintage 1969 Thea Porter Couture Rare 'Samawa' Embroidered Wool Documented Coat

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An ultra rare and highly coveted Thea Porter Couture ‘Samawa’ colorful woven wool coat dating back to her fall-winter 1969 collection. An example of this gorgeous garment can be found in the book 'Thea Porter: Bohemian Chic' by Laura McLaws Helms and Venetia Porter on page 60. This is a such a unique and truly iconic piece within her body of work. I adore the vibrant abstract natural yarn pattern work, which was inspired by Iraqi 'Samawa' carpets, as well as the side hemline slits that reveal a luxurious black satin lining. The rabbit fur trim is so incredibly soft and the zip-up front closure makes this piece so wearable. An almost identical coat was even featured in British Vogue's Fall 1970 issue, shot by the famous Barry Lategan. During this period, Thea Porter's clothing attracted many celebrity customers who enjoyed wearing her erotic creations whose secret was to conceal rather than reveal. Her clients, some of whom also became her friends, included Lauren Bacall, Bianca Jagger, Mick Jagger, Sharon Tate, Elizabeth Taylor, and Pete Townshend. This magical garment originally sold at Giorgio’s of Beverly Hills which is less than a mile away from our boutique! A truly important museum worthy coat by the queen of the bohemian fashion movement. Measurements Bust: 33-34 inches Waist: 28-29 inches Hips: up to 38 inches Sleeve Length: 23 inches Total Length: 42 inches This Thea Porter Couture documented 'Samawa' coat is in beautiful wearable condition with no stains or fade. The garment is fully lined in black satin with original center zipper running down the front. Only signs of wear are some breaks to the embroidery and two small holes to the interior inner satin lining. Please message for detailed pictures. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.
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  • Dimensions:
    Length: 42 in (106.68 cm)Bust: 33 in (83.82 cm)Waist: 28 in (71.12 cm)Hip: 38 in (96.52 cm)
  • Style:
    1960s (Of the Period)
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  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU30918376782
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