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Vintage 1970's Thea Porter Couture Art Nouveau Print Silk & White Lace Dress



Gorgeous early 1970's Thea Porter couture dress fashioned in an ivory art-nouveau floral print double layered silk-crepe and beautiful crisp white lace. I love the high-neck bodice and large cuffed billow sleeves. The silhouette is a flattering nipped waist tea-length which can work for both daytime or evening. 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 37 inches Sleeve Length: 24 inches Total Length: 48 inches This Thea Porter Couture dress is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or fade. Perfectly working back-zipper. Only sign of age is very faint underarm wear which are not noticeable when worn. Please message for detailed pictures. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will only increase with age.


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  • Dimensions
    Length: 48 in (121.92 cm)Bust: 34 in (86.36 cm)Waist: 27 in (68.58 cm)
  • Style
    1970's (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Material Notes
    Silk, Crepe, Lace
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU309381872

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