Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#3040 - c. 1960's PAULINE TRIGERE Couture Evening Gown with Rhinestones! If you are reading this, I know that you are aware of great design... otherwise you'd be buying dresses from K-Mart rather than from Antique and Vintage Clothing websites! The most extraordinary Trigere gown...ever! Absolute Couture Museum Quality. The cut of the soft, lightweight black wool crepe gown is basic, simple elegance. But what makes this so spectacular is the 1920's styled, highly glamorous touch of hundreds of hand-sewn, hand-pronged rhinestones all over the upper bodice, covering the straps, and wrapping around to the back. The rhinestones form a trompe l'oeil bow on the front. The top of bodice is silk chiffon. Fully lined in black silk satin. 2 sets of snaps on each strap to hold bra in place. Side slit skirt. I happen to own a 1928 gown with a very similar feel to the rhinestone design.. but frankly... this is even better! Measures 33" bust, 27/28" waist, 36/37" hips, 56" long from shoulder to hem. Mint condition...looks unworn. A highly collectible piece. Ms. Trigere recently passed away at age 93. In her obituary, it was stated that "she was the first to use common fabrics like cotton and wool in evening wear in the 40's". Here is one!
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Study