Runaway Runway Designer - DESIGNER 'VIP'

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An authentic design by the iconic Diane Freis. Embrace a world of colour and style with her unique statement pieces. This one no exception! Bring style and gentle colour to your wardrobe with this elegant dress. Wear with the tie at the neck open in a casual style or, tie for a more discreet chic.

Opening a high end boutique in Hong Kong in 1978, she created an array of colorful dresses in sensational patterns capturing glamorous and over-the-top styling of the 1980’s.

This stunning example is perfect for travel, lunches or even as your daily work dress. Enjoy a light flowing chic with an elastic waistband for comfort. Pair this unique piece with your favourite footwear in warm or, with boots and blazer in cooler months for an ultimately elegant look!

Circa: 1980 - 2000
Private Collection - Hong Kong
Diane Freis

Easy Care georgette (Poly/Nylon/Acrylic/Acetate) blend wash and wear
Excellent commensurate with age and love. Wrist elastic was recently replaced.

Modern Size Indicator*:
10 - 12
Measurement: Bust 48 cm, Waist 48 cm (unstretched), Hip 66 cm (Laid flat)
Vintage Size Indicator: na

Fit: Blouson
Fixture: Original

DESIGNER INFORMATION: Diane Freis is a well-known American designer who dressed the likes of Elton John, Joni Mitchell and Diana Ross. She has a distinct penchant for feminine colourful designs and details. Her work is known world wide and a variety of her iconic pieces can be viewed here at 1st Dibs. An interview with the designer can be found here.

Sale Items/Damaged Items cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned. Colors may display differently on various devices.

Our vintage items are rated as follows:
  • Excellent: Near or near to new quality, with no noted flaws and may often be presented in original packaging or, with original tags (deadstock) all commensurate with age and love
  • Very Good: May have some minor issue, as seen or noted
  • Good: Some minor flaws which may be repairable, or may not detract from the garment when worn
  • Rescue: Flaws as described which may or may not detract when worn in most cases possibility of repair

We estimate sizes as current or, 'modern' sizing rather than vintage sizing as eras do vary.

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