Fantastic and attention-getting 100% silk super-floaty and beautifully beaded bohemian silk party or dance dress by the one and only Diane Freis, designer to celebrities and stars in the 70's and 80's. This one is just fabulous with its gorgeous print of deep blue, purple and fuschia pink flowers accented with black trim and sleeve insets, as well as a super long, wonderful matching scarf of the silk print trimmed in black that you can wear as a sash, or even as a very bohemian head wrap! This also has Diane Freis' signature exquisite glass beadwork and shimmering sequins decorating the floral design, all over the front of the bodice. Multi-row stretchy elastic shirring at the waist/hip line means you can wear this either longer or shorter depending on where you position the shirring---it's meant to accent a slim waist and hips. Double layered, full flared skirt. Fully lined in black silk georgette and has an attached underskirt of black silk. Beautiful for a wedding, Easter or any party/special occasion! See all photos for all the views of this delicious vintage dress.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE, please be sure to read ALL of the description especially the measurements and condition, and examine ALL the photos, BEFORE asking questions; and do be absolutely positive this piece will fit your requirements, as there are no refunds or returns. I'm a degreed and experienced textile scientist/antique garment restorer and seamstress, and I very, very carefully note any and all condition issues or repairs to every piece of antique/vintage clothing that I'm selling, so I can't stress enough that even if they're in pristine condition, remember they are all decades old and NOT new clothing, so if you desire modern perfection please don't purchase vintage! I don't do layaways or take offers, so please don't ask, thank you. Jewelry/accessories/props in photos are not included and not for sale.
I love antique and vintage clothing and have collected it for years, as well as having a longtime design career including doing costume & restoration work for major movie studios and museums....I've translated that love to my own contemporary creations as well as now offering some choice pieces of my extremely large collection of vintage and antique beauties!
Measurements of this beautiful dress are as follows:
Bust max: up to about 37"
Elastic waist stretches from 22" to 30"
Hip: about 37"-38" at the max, free, flared skirt below that is very very full
Skirt length from the top of the elastic waist is approx. 28", keep in mind this may fall shorter on longer depending on the size of one's hips and whether the wide elastic shirring is worn higher or lower on the body.
Length is 47" from shoulder to the longest point of the curved panels; this fits and drapes SO beautifully! Mannequin is approx. 5' 6" and a modern size 6-8 which it fits perfectly, I don't recommend any larger than that.
Condition: Elastic waist is in great shape, I can't find a flaw on the dress; perfect and clean. Beadwork and sequins are all present and sparkly. Just gorgeous! Label intact, "Diane Freis Original" and 100% Pure Silk, both body and lining. No size tag but I'd say it's best for a small. Good for a petite person too. The matching scarf/sash is huge and gorgeous as well!
Please make sure this will suit you as to measurements and style before you purchase; I don't do alterations or accept returns.....Also, please be sure to read my shop policies/shipping info in full before you purchase (click on "policies" on my main shop page).
Do check my other listings for more gorgeous vintage and antique clothing including many more silk 70's and 80's designer pieces coming up very soon, as well as my own very popular antique-style hats, accessories & vintage/antique china and decor items.....I try to list new items at least weekly....Thanks for visiting!
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