1970's Thea Porter Couture Rare Colorful Cosmic Handpainted Maxi Gown

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Gorgeous early "Thea Porter" dress fashioned in hand-painted sheer cotton-based silk. I love the low-cut scoopneck plunge and wide bell-sleeves. The silhouette is a flattering nipped-waist hourglass tea-length with a dramatic cosmic-print flowing skirt. Thea Porter was largely inspired by fashion from the Victorian and Renaissance eras. This is easily identifiable by her use of color 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:28 inches
Hips:swing sweep
Sleeve Length:24 inches
Total Length:55 inches

This garment is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back-zipper. This item is over 30 years old and is truly stunning!

Details

  • Period
    1960-1969
  • Condition
    Excellent. Excellent.
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    AU130407309512
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