A gorgeous early 1970's Thea Porter couture maxi dress fashioned in a luxurious marigold ivory plaid cotton with magical tie dyed accents. The stunning fabric is trimmed in metallic gold that has a touch of shimmer which I adore. The bodice has a flattering wide scoop neckline with sculpted short puff-sleeves. I love the built-in belted sash waist for perfect fit! 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 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 an exquisite example of her genius and we took many pictures so you can see why.
Waist: 30 inches (belt used to make smaller)
Hips: Free Sweep
Total Length: 56 inches
This rare Thea Porter designer dress is in beautiful condition with no rips, holes or alternations. Closes with original back middle zipper. Only signs of age is two tiny pin-sized spots on one sleeves. A wearable and beautiful investment piece.