pauline trigere

c.1972 Pauline Trigere Graduated Green Dots on Bias Cut Silk Dress

This is a beautiful example of Pauline Trigere's work during this time period. The dress comes from its original owner who provided the approximate date that she purchased it. We also found a reference photo from the 1972 runway presentation that year that shows that dots were indeed the theme of that season.

Trigere was a master at cut and often fitted garments directly on a model. She was also very hands on and the construction of the dress shows this as it is immaculately finished with many hand details. The dress is made from a very fine, light bias cut ivory silk. Onto this is a design of green dots who graduate in size from small to large as the travel down the length of the dress. The pattern gets denser too so by the time it reaches the hem you feel like the dress has switched to green with white accents, rather then a white with a green design. It has a matching fabric tie belt to nip in waist. The body of the dress is cut wide and full otherwise and has an almost caftan feel if worn without the belt. The neckline is dipped into a V at the front and back is slit from the neck to below the waistline. The hem is finished into four little points. It is far better in person then how it photoed. Presents as excellent but does have a small note to review below.

Fully lined in an ivory silk. All hand finishes. The dress closes with a three silk covered buttons at the back and is slit open to well past the waist below that, once you tie it this gets closed. The belt is a simple fabric sash in the same silk. Note  that there is the faintest bit of yellowing under the arms. It was hard to even capture. Entirely wearable as is. The bias cut make the range extremely flexible so will fit almost any size. The more room you need through the body the more he length will shorten up as the fabric raises on the bias

Bust: 19-24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist - hips: open
Length: 58.5" from neck to longest points on hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG

Item# DD3042

Reference Photo: Pauline Trigere, 1972 Collection.

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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