thea porter

1971 RTW Thea Porter Indian Cotton Maxi Dress

A rare and stunning Thea Porter that is a little unusual in it's cut and has a very Victorian feel! I love that it has the feel of her caftans through the body but its topped by that attached cape that drapes so beautifully over the shoulders!  Yards of almost weightless, flowing printed Indian cotton were used and deliberately left unlined so you get this easy draping effect that is very sexy despite it fully covering the body. It is cut with a slim upper bodice and then flows to the floor in a full skirted cascade.The neck is high and the sleeves are full above each wrist! Thea was known to hunt antique stores and markets in far off places around the globe and you can see the inspiration of an earlier time in this piece. A very special piece, very rare and very collectible. Thea Porter only did this one 1971 RTW collection in her time as a designer and this is a piece for that single collection! Excellent, museum quality condition

Unlined and closes with a back painted metal zipper, each cuff has elastic.

Shoulders: 14"
Sleeves: 22"
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 11" from neck to waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML Body is loose but shoulders are cut small.

Item# DD1209

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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