Pauline Trigère allegedly sent her tailor-husband packing when he got in the way of her successful career in sophisticated fashion design.
Don't want any competition either? This is your dress! Trigère was a very particular French/American designer working through the greater part of the twentieth century. She was known for not measuring, but draping the fabric on a live model. Her designs are thoughtful and carefully stated (even when they're made from sumptuous metallic gold and silver brocade!).
What an exquisite piece of work! It's a vintage 60s Pauline Trigere metallic gold lame cocktail dress suit in metallic gold and silver brocade, and fully lined.
The dress is very simple, but it's a very well-planned, structured piece: It's sleeveless, and the V-neck curves gracefully down over the bust, the waist nips in nicely, and no need for extra embellishment!
The matching coat or jacket is allowed a little bit of playfulness: a crisp, high, face-framing collar, three oval metal buttons set with eleven rhinestones in champagne and crystal, long sleeves and a nipped-in waist.
COLOR: Gold/silver metallic. Lining is beige and camel. Buttons are gold color with champagne yellow and crystal clear rhinestones.
MATERIAL: Synthetic exterior. Jacket and dress lining is silk and cotton near the hem. Zipper is plastic. Metal hook and eye at neck. Metal buttons. Rhinestones.
CONDITION: Excellent. The stitching is a bit loose near the zipper at the waist, but no other damage to note.
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LABEL: Pauline Trigère.
We believe this garment best matches a modern US Small(4-6). However, for the best possible fit, please compare the measurements below to your own best-fitting garment.
Keep in mind that these are measurements taken when the garment is laid flat, please allow for some ease.
Shoulder (seam to seam): 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm)
Sleeve: 22 3/4 in.(57.8 cm)
Bust: 34 in. (86.3 cm)
Shoulder to Waist: 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm)
Waist: 32 in. (81.3 cm)
Hem: 34 in. 86.3 cm)
Shoulder (seam to seam): 15 in . (38.1 cm)
Bust: 34 in. (86.4 cm)
Waist: 28 in. (71.2 cm)
Hip: 36 in. (91.4 cm)
Hem: 52 in. (132.1 cm)
V-neck (length from shoulder, approx.): 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Shoulder to Waist: 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
Waist to Hem: 29 in. (73.7 cm)
Zipper (length): 23 1/2 in. (59.7 cm)
Hem allowance: 4 in. (10 cm)
WEIGHT: 1 kg. 72 g.