thea porter

c1975 Thea Porter Couture Black Silk Velvet 'Chazara' Jacket

These jackets were a Thea Porter signature and were introduced into her collections in 1975.  The name 'Chazara' came form a type of butterfly and they were made in a multitude of fabrics and colors. Here we have a beautiful and deceptively simple version in an inky black silk velvet. Inside it is lined in a luxurious ivory silk satin. It is hip length with a long and lean cut. A Nuhru collar tops the hidden row of hook and eye that closes the front. In the book "Thea Porter; Bohemian Chic", author Laura McClaws Helms notes that these were inspired from 18th century military coats. Thea Porter pieces are becoming increasingly rare and this is a piece that you will wear for a lifetime. Excellent condition

Fully lined in an ivory silk satin and closes at the front with a series of hidden set hook & eye.

Sleeves: 25"
Shoulders: 15.5"
Bust: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 27" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# S786

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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