pauline trigere

1960s Dramatic Black Silk Taffeta Pauline Trigere Gown

This is an over the top, unbelievable silk taffeta gown in a black silk taffeta by the great Pauline Trigere. The dress is both simple and at the same time elaborate and dramatic. Simple in that has been done in one solid color and the lines are so very classic - but there the simplicity stops. The skirt cascades to the floor and the yards and yards that make it are create volume and drama. The bodice is fitted with a wide low and straight across neck. Then there are those sleeves - the sleeves are astounding! They are created to sit just above the elbow and have lots of volume above that. Each is puffed and has beautiful pleat work where they insert into the shoulders. You can wear them up and on the shoulder or let them fall off as I have shown to expose your full shoulder and collar bones for a beautiful understated sexy feel. I just love the simplicity of the black combined with the beautiful silhouette. The fabric itself was chosen as it has just enough weight to keep that lovely shape and balance of sleeves and skirt perfectly on point. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a matching black colored silk and closes with a back painted metal zipper. Hand finished. Very high end construction. We also have the near twin of this same gown in a vivid pink - click here to view that version

Sleeves: approx. 19"
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 10" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 44" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2198

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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