Exceptional Early 1970s Thea Porter Bohemian Dress of Silk Chiffon and Indian Brocade


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      An absolutely glorious 1970s dress by the creator of the bohemian look. This piece is pure drama, a mix of colors that are rich and bold and compelling - bright, lime-green sleeves of silk chiffon. Red and gold Indian brocade. A deep, spruce blue silk with gold, all lined with a subtle green. Grass green velvet to trim the waist and diving neckline. The cut is familiar - Elizabeth Arden had a purple version. Kate Moss owns one in a very different colorway. But what makes these gowns unique is most certainly their use of fabric - after looking at every documented garment I could find online, I never saw a brocade repeated. This uses a motif with elephants and birds on the bodice, and an elegant border repeat down the center of the skirt. It closes up the back with a hand sewn nylon zipper.


      Bust: 35"
      Waist: 26.5"-snug 27"
      Hips: 56" (lining was measured, not voluminous exterior) 
      Length: 58" at the longest points

      Label: None Present - attributed by research
      Material: Silk, Indian Brocade, Acetate blend lining
      Condition: Very Good minus

      This dress has not been dry cleaned, due to it's value. There is a tiny strain with some broken strands of silk at the right underarm, and the left underarm has an old 1" repair on the interior edge. The bottom of the zipper is strangely just a small bit too long for the dress, and the bottom inch or so is resewn - it may be a replacement. The elastic in the cuffs could stand to be replaced as well. Unlike many of the silk pieces I've seen across the internet, this silk has no shattering - it feels sturdy. A striking, gorgeous piece of modern fashion history.
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