pauline trigere

Chic 1970s Pauline Trigere Black Silk Satin Strapless Dress

This Pauline Trigere dress is so well made with a very high level of construction and detailing put into its execution. It is constructed from a matte black silk satin that has a rich feel to it. The fabric itself becomes an important part of the design as it allowed Trigere to drape and mold the gown as she wished. The interior is constructed out a silk taffeta and the combination of the two silks makes the dress feel amazing once on. This double layer of silk also helps to give the gown the structure that you see. It drapes over the bust, skims the curves and falls to the floor in a graceful column once on. The skirt is cut with a touch of fullness through the hip and it has little hidden pockets along the side seam. The waist is detailed with soft gathered drapes of the fabric and it is nipped in to create shape. The bodice has an inner fitted, corset like 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 gathers that you see. The shoulders and arms are left exposed. The workmanship is exquisite and to demi-couture standards. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a black silk taffeta with the bodice having a separate inner silk taffeta corset. Lightly boned through the sides and the interior is all hand finished. Hidden pockets along the seam and each pocket is lined in silk. Hand finishes throughout. It appears to have been worn very little if at all.

Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: approx 11"
Length: 40" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1160

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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