pauline trigere

Late 1950s Pauline Trigere Dress & Jacket

This is a stunning and beautiful example of Trigere's earlier work. She was a master at cut and often fitted garments directly on a live model. She was also very hands on and with earlier pieces like this you can be rest assured she was personally involved in their construction! It is a darling set that is as fresh now as it was then. The fabric is a puffed yellow woven silk that has a slight graduation in tone that runs through it. The dress has a simple shift type bodice with a slightly nipped in waist. The skirt is masterfully pleated to give a slight sculptural shape but not make the wearer look too bulky. The little jacket is may favorite detail - it is cut to look almost like a cape but does indeed have sleeves. The balance of that jacket and the skirt are perfect! All hand finished and exquisitely constructed. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a yellow tissue silk with hand finishes. The dress closes with a painted yellow zipper. The cape has a separate matching fabric tie as shown. The tie of the cape has a small area where the yellow looks a little brighter and a small spot - it can easily be hidden when tied. One very very very faint spot on the skirt that you really only see when it is lying flat.

Note that the color is a touch more saturated then the photos show

Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 24" from waist to hem

Caped Jakcet
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 13" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED

Item# DD1387

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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