1970s Pauline Trigere Fused Velvet & Chocolate Silk Chiffon Dress
I always love finding a great example of Pauline Trigere's work and this dress is one. The first thing that strikes you when you pick this up is that it weighs far less then you would think. You tend to think velvet will be heavy but this is a fine silk velvet fused onto silk chiffon and this allows for that feeling of lightness and movement that the dress has. Once on it is heavenly to wear. I love how she has used the curving design of the velvet bits to define the dress and "shape" the body. When you see this dress on the hanger you don't realize just how fabulous it is. It is only once on that you really see the masterful way she used the cut and drape of the fabric to create a kind of subtle sexiness. You are really only covered by a layer of nude chiffon that lays under the transparent silk chiffon between the fused velvet. But at the same time the two layers are enough that you do feel covered. The sleeves are not lined so you get a more blatant glimpse of skin through the fabric. The neck is high and there is an attached tie there. I have shown it loose and easy but you could add a belt or sash to give it more curves. It is elegant and regal but sexy. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a nude silk chiffon except for the sleeves and closes with a painted metal & nylon zipper. Each sleeve has an individual zipper at the cuff. Hand finished and beautiful construction. Light padding in each shoulder
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15.5" from neck to waist
Length: 41" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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