SOLD FABulous 100% silk super-floaty and beautifully beaded bohemian silk garden party dress by the one and only Diane Freis, designer to celebrities and stars in the 70's and 80's. This one is just scrumptious with its exquisite print of pastel peach and lilac flowers and pale green leaves on an ivory background. An ultra feminine dress with its multi-paneled, super full flared "carwash" style skirt made up of EIGHT fully lined tulip shaped panels, giving it gorgeous flowing movement.....full poet sleeves ending in deep ruffles that fall over the hands (you could push these up to elbow length for a different sleeve look) This also has Diane Freis' signature exquisite glass beadwork and shimmering sequins outlining the floral design, all over the front of the bodice. Fully lined in ivory silk georgette. Beautiful for a wedding, Easter or Mother's Day! 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 40", this has raglan/dolman sleeves so it's very roomy. Elastic waist is completely stretched out to 36" so wearing a belt is necessary---belt shown is NOT included.
Hip: free, flared skirt is very very full
Skirt length from waist is approx. 35", keep in mind this may fall shorter on longer depending on the size of one's hips
Length is 54-56" from shoulder to the longest point of the curved panels; this fits and drapes SO beautifully on the body for a multitude of sizes, as you can see. Mannequin is approx. 5' 6" and a modern size 6-8 so this is a longish dress for most, I wouldn't recommend it for a very petite person and it also may be too large for a very slim person. I believe this could fit up to a modern size 14 quite comfortably.
Condition: Except for the stretched-out elastic at the waist (see the photograph) I can't find a flaw on it, looks never worn; 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.
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 homepage). 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....Thanks for visiting!