1970's Thea Porter Gold Beige Print Smocked Silk-Chiffon Dress


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1970's Thea Porter Gold Beige Print Smocked Silk-Chiffon Dress

$1,600.00 USD

ID: 0818172

Size: extra small

Condition: Excellent

Gorgeous early "Thea Porter" dress fashioned in metallic-gold and beige art-nouveau floral print pure-silk. I love the low-cut plunge and heavily-smocked shoulders. The silhouette is a flattering nipped-waist hourglass tea-length with a middle-slit, short to long waterfall hemline. 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.


Bust: 32-33 inches

Waist: 24 inches

Hips: swing sweep

Front Total Length: 48 inches

Back Total Length: 54 inches

This garment is in excellent condition with no rips,odors or holes. Perfectly working back-zipper. Only sign of age is light wear to the inner interfacing on the bodice. This item is over 30 years old and is truly stunning!