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Lot 158
A Diaphanous Egyptian Revival Kaftan, Thea Porter
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Made in England for Giorgio of Beverly Hills, burgundy chiffon with co-ordinating velvet trim, the gown is scattered with stylized gold sequin butterflies, hook and eye front closure. With braided silk and metallic gold thread tie belt.

Adaptable size; Shoulder to hem 58 in.

From the Personal Collection of the Late Israeli Film Actress Daliah Lavi ยท Blessed with beauty and bursting with talent, the multi-lingual Lavi was truly an international citizen during the 1960s when she worked alongside such luminaries as Peter O'Toole, David Niven, and Woody Allen. One of her more memorable roles was in the James Bond spoof Casino Royale (1967). She also had a hugely successful career as a singer in Europe.

In her personal life Ms. Lavi enjoyed a 40-year marriage, her four children, and numerous grandchildren. At the time of her passing, she was a resident of Asheville, North Carolina.

Born in Jerusalem and raised in Damascus, Syria, Thea Porter was educated at London University. She established her own boutique in Soho selling textiles and clothing of her design, eventually opening a shop in Paris as well as establishing an in-store boutique at Henri Bendel in New York.

Tear and shattering to proper right shoulder. Bidders understand that due to age and use, vintage textiles have flaws and losses that may not be apparent.

$400 - 600