pauline trigere

Late 1970s Pauline Trigere Heavy Linen Sculptural Dress

When I look for Pauline Trigere's work I am often drawn to the more flowing silk pieces that she did in the early to mid seventies. However, when I saw this wonderful dress whose label dates it more towards the end of that era, and perhaps into the earlier eighties, I had to have it for the shop. Trigere was known as a master cutter and she kept her business small the entire time it was open from the 1940s to the early 2000s. She ran the business herself all through that time period and was known to cut garments directly on the fit model. The photos are deceptive as they don't quite convey the texture and weight of the fabric and the cool, chic feel that the simple cut and immaculate seaming give the dress. The top is cut to be sleek and simple with molded bust created by curving seams and a curved fit over the waistline. It then skims past the waist and over the hips where it opens into a beautifully cut skirt that widens as it nears the hem. It is constructed from a textured, heavy silk linen in a natural tone that is cut on the bias. Excellent condition

Closes with a hand set side painted nylon and metal zipper. Lined in neutral silk muslin with the bodice backed in the same fabric as the exterior. Hand finishes throughout.

Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 60" from top of shoulder strap to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2672

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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