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Vintage 1970's Thea Porter Kaleidoscope Floral Print Cotton Bell-Sleeve Dress



Gorgeous early-1970's Thea Porter designer couture dress fashioned in magical black and white kaleidoscope floral cotton print. I love the dramatic bell-sleeves and bold block coloring. The silhouette is a flattering nipped-waist full length design. 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. Measurements Bust:34-35 inches Waist:28 inches Hips:Swing Sweep Total Length:57 inches This Thea Porter designer couture dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back zipper. A wearable and beautiful investment piece.


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  • Dimensions
    Length: 57 in. (144.78 cm)Bust: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Waist: 28 in. (71.12 cm)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3099853852

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-3 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Beverly Hills, CA
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    This item cannot be returned.

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