PAULINE TRIGERE late 60’s strapless gown & jacket

This simple strapless evening gown of ivory silk faille is topped with a navy blue bodice of lightweight wool.  The bodice is composed of 4 horizontal bands of fabric with the structure  provided by an attached black bustier. The bustier is labeled ‘The Designers Collection by Formfit, designed by Pauline Trigere’ Size 34. The bustier has a series of hooks and eyes and the dress has a zipper, all in the center back. Trigere loved jackets with evening dresses and this jacket is quite spectacular. It is made of the same ivory silk faille, with a heavier silk lining than the ivory silk lining used in the skirt. The jacket is collarless, with a heart shaped neckline and 5 lovely oval rhinestone buttons. The hemline of the jacket follows the curve of the dress, dipping lower in the back. The sleeves are quite unusual, a very full elbow length bell shaped sleeve, gathered at the shoulder seam into three large folds.  These folds cause the sleeve to stand out for a very dramatic silhouette. The label is in the center back. Both the gown and jacket are in excellent condition. There is a slight staining of the bottom edge of the hem.

Bust 34”
Waist 26”
Hips 40”
Skirt length, center back 41”
Center back to hem of jacket 18”

Item: S1-0197


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