pauline trigere

Late 1970s Pauline Trigere Ruffle Dress

I love this dress. Trigere is one of my favorite designers and this piece is a really special and dramatic dress. The base is a fine wool and it is cut to nip in at the waist - done by vertical seaming and clever inverter pleats at the waist seams- and ends in a somewhat swingy A-line skirt. It has the most dramatic sleeve/shoulder detail in silk taffeta - they are huge ruffles that create that dramatic silhouette. The skirt picks up that ruffle detail and has an almost Spanish feel to it with the ruffle dipping and curving and then meeting itself at the front with one end tucked under the other. Its lined in a fantastic grade silk so feels like couture on. I think its a customs piece - the label is numbered and seems like only a part of her label was used. I have seen this one other Trigere pieces and each time it was from a client who has a piece made specifically for her. Wonderful piece and in mint condition!

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