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1971

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2019

2020

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Costume, 1971

This is a Costume. It is dated 1971. Its medium is silk, lurex.



Born in Jerusalem and raised in Damascus, London-based designer Thea Porter brought inspiration from her Middle East upbringing to her fashions. Paisleys are the highlight of this evening dress, their metallic forms catching the light and playing on the surface of this chiffon dress.

It is credited Courtesy of Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Ms. Rosamund Bernier, 1989.

Its dimensions are

32 bust x 14 shoulder (back) x 56 nape to hem in.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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