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Woman's dress in two parts (dress and sash)

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

Credit Line

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

English, 1970s

  • 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.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts