pauline trigere

Fantastic 1970s Pauline Trigere Two Piece Green Silk Chiffon Plunge Top & Wide Leg Pant Set

Pauline Trigere launched her label in 1942. She was from Paris and moved to the US in 1937. That early French influence showed throughout her career. In 1949 she was awarded her first Coty award. She won it again in both 1951 and 1959. The 1959 win coincided with being inducted into the Coty Fashion Hall of Fame. She was a pioneer in the use of cottons and wool for evening and her work with silks is wonderful. In 1961 she made headlines for being the first major fashion house to use an African American model. This is a stunning example of her work from the seventies and it is gorgeous.

This a two piece set which I love for the versatility that it gives you. You can wear them together or mix and match with things you have already. This one has the added versatility in the top. It is so well made that we think you can wear it with the plunge at the front or the back and we shot it both ways for you to see. You can choose to wear it on its own and daring, or layer it over other things. Both pieces have this amazing soft and flowing feel to them that I love. It is made of a feather light silk chiffon with a tiny ribbon effect that is fused directly into the silk. This gives the fabric an added texture and it really plays on it transparent feel. The print is the prettiest little green flowers and they cover the entire surface of both pieces. The top is unlined through both the bodice and sleeves so that you get a glimpse of the skin under the silk. The sleeves are very wide and come out from the waist. A pretty green ruffle runs along the bottom hem. The pants have their own hand set silk chiffon nude lining that gives just a suggestion of the body underneath and from a distance you are not sure there is something under it or not. The top is cut to blouse softly over the waist and it closes with a hook & eye at the waist. There are snaps set along the inner hem of the top and along the edge of the pants so you attach the two pieces if you wished. The waist of the pants has an elastic through it and it is cut to sit loose and easy in the body. From the waist the pants flow to the floor. They skim over the hips and then fall in a very full and open wide cut pant. Depending on how tall you are they will sit to be slightly cropped or to the ankle. Both pieces are very well made and finished by hand. The set is even better in person and on an actual body where the fabric can really move and flow as it was meant to. Excellent condition

Unlined and the top hooks to close at the waist and the pants close with hook and eye at the waist and a zipper. There is elastic in the waist of the pants and the in part of the waist on the top. I see a tiny mark near the hem on one pant leg.

It measures 57" across from sleeve end to sleeve end with an open bust
Waist: 14-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 18" from shoulder to hem

Waist: 12-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from waist to hem with 3.5" turned under the hem
Inseam: 27.5"
Rise of inner bottoms: 14.5"

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD4607

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