1970's Thea Porter Black & White Floral Brocade Billow-Sleeve Maxi Dress


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1970's Thea Porter Black & White Floral Brocade Billow-Sleeve Maxi Dress

$2,500.00 USD

ID: 1217223

Size: small

Condition: Excellent

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Gorgeous early 1970's Thea Porter British designer dress fashioned in a luxurious black and white floral cotton-brocade. The stunning billow sleeve are made up of a semi-sheer black chiffon and the mix of fabrics is perfection . The bodice is trimmed with velvet and has an optional low-plunge when unhooked. I love the maxi length swing style skirting which looks beautiful when you walk.
Thea Porter was largely inspired by fashion from the Victorian and Renaissance eras. This is easily identifiable by intricately decorated and unique patterns. 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 "has always felt very envious of Arab women because they can hide behind their clothes, it is a very protected and secure way to feel." This dress is truly exquisite and we took many pictures so you can see why.

Bust: 34-35 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Hips: up to 42 inches
Total Length: 55 inches

This rare Thea Porter couture designer dress is in excellent condition with no fade, holes or alternations. Closes with original back middle zipper. Only signs of age are a few tiny spots which get lost in the print. Please message for detailed pictures. An identical dress was exhibited in a Thea Porter retrospective of her work at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. A wearable and beautiful investment piece.