pauline trigere

1980s Pauline Trigere Bias Cut Silk Dress

Whenever a piece is bias cut it is instantly a little more special. The way it drapes and falls on the body is different than a piece not cut this way. It also shows a level of competence and skill, especially with a fabric like silk. On this twp piece gown the top overlay is almost like a long, lean tunic that lies over an inner skirt in a matching fabric. It is cut with angles in mind, a trait that Trigere used often. The hem dips into a point at the front and back and the neckline mirrors this cut. I love that under each arm this same V shape is used rather then the expected curve. A matching belt covered in the same fabric gives shape, though you could easily wear it without the belt if you want a more caftan feel. Amazing grade of silk used and a beautiful soft dove grey. This piece was custom made for its owner and is quite wonderful! Excellent condition.

Both pieces are lined with a pale grey silk chiffon. The top of the inner skirt to past the hips is a silky rayon so cant be worn on its own. It has an elastic waist. The outer overlay slips on and closes at the back with a series of snaps and buttons at the back of the neck. The belt is a slip buckle and in excellent condition. Hand finished

Outer tunic
It is cut on the boas to measurements are completely flexible
Length: 55" from top of shoulder to longest point of hem

Inner skirt
Waist: 11-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 41.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1765

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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