Christine McVie in Thea Porter

british boutique movement, christine mcvie, fleetwood mac, personal collection, seventies fashion, stevie nicks, thea porter

I’m usually all about the Stevie Nicks. I have a fabulous skirt (in severe danger of falling apart at the seams, quite literally) which is identical to one she had. As identical as a patchwork skirt can be. And it’s safe to say, she is one of my biggest style icons. And I was going to do a post about her today. And then I spotted these two photos in the folder and remembered I had spotted that Christine McVie is wearing a gypsy Thea Porter dress, but didn’t blog about it at the time (for some weird reason).

It can’t have been fun being photographed next to Stevie most of the time, so it’s nice to see a rare moment where she outshines her.

I have one Thea Porter gypsy dress which, despite never having found occasion to wear, I cannot bring myself to sell (the skirt is very sheer and, clearly, I will never find a suitably hemmed petticoat to go underneath….). I rather like the fact that mine is a monochrome (aside from the gold silk waist panel), but it doesn’t stop me slightly lusting after the coloured ones as well.

7 thoughts on “Christine McVie in Thea Porter

  1. Like you, I am usually all about Stevie- was there ever a woman more amazing than her? I think not.But I do love Christine (the Christine Perfect album is on constant repeat in my flat) and now my love for her is even stronger- that might just be the prettiest gypsy ever! Seriously my favourite dress ever- and, yes, a holy grail piece.

  2. Thea Porter was my aunt and an absolutely amazing woman. I have a good collection of her stuff that belonged to my mother including a exquisite gypsy dress in apricot – I just look at it though (I don't go to the kind of events that could handle a Thea Porter)Thea probably dressed the men too (she started out as a men's designer and dressed the Beatles and the Stones)

  3. I have this dress – still got it somewhere, and the unforgiving metal belt that went with it. Thea also made my wedding dress.

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