1970's Thea Porter Hand-Painted Deco Velvet Maxi Dress Ensemble For Sale
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1970's Thea Porter Hand-Painted Deco Velvet Maxi Dress Ensemble

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Gorgeous early "Thea Porter" dress ensemble fashioned in hand-painted soft silk-velvet. I love the tunic blouse with its deco-squares print and long, lean sleeves. The skirt silhouette is a flattering nipped-waist with a three-button detailed side-slit. 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 set is truly breathtaking and very rare. Measurements Blouse Bust35-36 inches Waist:31 inches Total Length:25 inches Sleeve Length:24 inches Skirt Waist:30 inches Hips:37 inches Total Length:39 inches This garment is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. This ensemble is over 30 years old and is truly stunning!

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  • Period
    1970-1979
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Excellent
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    AU130624309612
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