1970's Thea Porter Couture Gold Printed Silk & White Lace Billow-Sleeve Dress

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Gorgeous early "Thea Porter" couture dress fashioned in golden art-nouveau floral print double layered silk-crepe and elegant crisp-white lace. I love chic mock turtleneck and large cuffed billow sleeves. The silhouette is a flattering nipped-waist hourglass tea-length which can work for a daytime or evening event. Thea Porter was largely inspired by fashion from the Victorian and Renaissance eras. This is easily identifiable by intricately decorated and layered fabric. During the early 1970's, her clothing attracted many celebrity customers who enjoyed wearing her erotic, yet comfortable, creations whose secret was to conceal rather than reveal. She admits her fashions were created in that particular style as she had always felt very envious of Arab women because they can hide behind their clothes, it is a very protected and secure way to feel. Admitting that some of her creations were far removed from anything an Arab woman would wear she said that she felt, "It's important that the end result should be my own romantic fantasies." This dress is truly breathtaking and very rare.

Measurements
Bust:34-35 inches
Waist:25-29 inches (due to elastic stretch)
Hips:up to 36 inches
Sleeve Length:24 inches
Total Length:48 inches

This Thea Porter Couture garment is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back-zipper. Only sign of age is very faint underarm marks which are not noticeable when worn. This garment is over 30 years old and is truly stunning!

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    48 in. L
    122 cm L
  • Bust
    35 in. (89 cm)
  • Waist
    28 in. (71 cm)
  • Length
    48 in. (122 cm)
  • Dealer Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU309381872
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