pauline trigere

1970s Pauline Trigere Numbered Sample

Trigere really was a master at cut and construction and this unusual and rare numbered sample dress is a showcase of her work. Made of a fine black wool crepe, it's shape is completely formed though the use of vertical seaming. The shoulders are high and gathered and a precursor to the movement that begins in the early eighties. These strong shoulders lean to a skinny wrist and hand set zippers allow the wearer to have a snug fit. The bodice scoops down in a plunge that is cut on the curve and the skirt flares out in a gentle A-line. Fine silk flowers are hand cut and then machine embroidered around their edges. These are then applied single and stacked around the hem for a bit of edginess. It has its original tie belt that can add a little definition to the waist, or can be worn on the head or around the neck, or even wrapped around a wrist! Immaculately made and in excellent condition.

Shoulders: 15"
Sleeves: 26"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 38" from neck to hem

Fully lined in a fine grade black silk and closes with a back painted, hand set metal zipper. Each cuff closes with a hand set zipper as well. The label is on the inside hem and s numbered. Each applique is hand applied and the original belt with floral applique accent is present. You could also wear the belt wrapped around the neck!

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# DD997

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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