One of her iconic Faye dresses (named after Faye Dunaway), this elegantly arty, Orientalist inspired design showcases Thea Porter’s love of flowing lines and exotic textiles. A black silk devoré bodice is finished with burnt-gold-thread covered buttons and piping, whilst the silk chiffon skirt and sheer sleeves feature a bold floral motif in the golden shades and browns of dried roses, highlighted with gold lamé thread.
The dress is fastened at the back with a zip and a hook and eye to the neck, with press-studs securing the unlined sleeves. The skirt is lined with black faux silk. There are a few catches in the gold lamé thread, especially on one shoulder and a pull to the skirt at the waistline as shown in the photographs, but otherwise the dress is in good vintage condition.
This dress is 54” long and is marked a (UK) size 10, but would be perfect for a size XS/6-8.