pauline trigere

1960s Metallic Pauline Trigere Dress with Cut Outs

The first thing that strikes you when you pick this up is that it is virtually weightless. The fabric is very fine and light and the entire thing is backed in a nude silk chiffon. This allows for that feeling of lightness and once on it is heavenly to wear. I love how she has used the graphic design 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 outs that run virtually head to toe to create a kind of subtle sexiness - you are really only covered by a layer of nude chiffon with that overlay and all the tunny threads connecting the main portions of the fabric keeping you decent! But at the same time the chiffon is a deep enough tone that you do feel covered. The sleeves are not lined so you get a more blatant glimpse of skin through the fabric. I love how the edges follow the curved scallop of the design. It is elegant and regal but sexy. It is also far more a true god and silver in person - the effect cannot be conveyed by the photographs! Its amazing in person! Excellent, museum quality condition.

Fully lined in a nude silk chiffon except for the sleeves. It buttons down the back with fabric covered buttons. Hand finished. Note that it has more of an overall gold and silver tone to it on person.

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulders: 14"
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 39" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1946

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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