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Woman's dress with sash

English
1970s
Designed by Thea Porter (English (born in Jerusalem), 1927–2000)


Dimensions

Center back (dress): 137.2 cm (54 in.) Length (sash): 111.8 cm (44 in.)

Accession Number

2007.284.1-2

Medium or Technique

Printed silk plain weave (chiffon) with velvet ribbon, silk braid and glass beads.

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Chiffon caftan with a black ground and a large white and red iris or lily floral print with black velvet trim along vertical front seams. Labeled: “Thea Porter/ Couture/ Made in England”. Matching sash.

Provenance

Purchased privately in Los Angeles, CA in 2007 by Decades, Inc.; Purchased by MFA March 21, 2007

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts Boston