pauline trigere

1970s Pauline Trigere Strapless Gold & Black Lame Dress w Huge Shawl

This Pauline Trigere dress is gorgeous and has been made with a very high level of construction and thought put into how the fabric was laid out to highlight the lines of the dress. It is constructed from a light weight lame fabric in gold and black. The huge matching scarf that it came with is made from the same fabric and I love that this gives the dress that little bit extra versatility. You can wear them together or use the scarf as an addition to pieces you already have in your wardrobe. The fabric of the pieces becomes an important part of the design as it allowed Trigere to give the dress the drape that it has. She also used the layout of the print to highlight the lines of the dress. The print combines a leopard feeling stripe with a small dot. The two patterns are placed beautifully over the surface of the dress. Over the bust and waist the seams are placed horizontally. Under that it falls to the floor in a graceful column that sees the panels of fabric used vertically to add length. The skirt is cut with a touch of fullness through the hip and it has a high slit set off side at the front. The waist is detailed with piping in the same gold fabric and a delicate little bow sits above the seam that the slit is placed along. The bodice has an inner fitted interior that hugs the body and keeps the dress in place. Over that, the silk is draped and hand placed across the bust to create the soft pleat work that you see. The shoulders and arms are left exposed. The workmanship is exquisite. Excellent condition with one minor note below

The skirt is fully lined in a black silk chiffon and the bodice in a black silk. Lightly boned through the sides. The shawl is unlined with hand finished turned under edges. Hand finishes throughout the dress. Note that the top edge of the bodice where the side set zipper is places does not perfectly line up. It does not affect the fit or comfort of the dress when worn so have left it as found with a price adjustment made accordingly. Please review the photo after the label shot. 

Bust: to 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 10"
Length: 43" from waist to hem

53" x 52"

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3159

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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