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.
Purchased privately in Los Angeles, CA in 2007 by Decades, Inc.; Purchased by MFA March 21, 2007
Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts Boston
- Designed by Thea Porter, English (born in Jerusalem), 1927–2000
Center back (dress): 137.2 cm (54 in.) Length (sash): 111.8 cm (44 in.)
Medium or Technique
Printed silk plain weave (chiffon) with velvet ribbon, silk braid and glass beads.