1950's Pauline Trigere Black Lace & Ivory Satin Off-Shoulder Party Dress
An exceptionally beautiful, museum worthy Pauline Trigère designer dress dating back to the early 1950's. These early examples of her work are very hard to come by. During this time period, Pauline Trigère's name was part of the glamorous excess in Hollywood fashion. Her exquisite tailoring and feminine fitting clothing were highly desired by the wealthy and famous. Trigère designs commanded some of the highest prices often because they were made with very expensive materials. This stunning party dress is definitely inspired by Christian Dior's 'new look' which was incredibly popular during this era. The couture quality fabrics used are sensational; a large-scale black French floral lace and luxurious mid-weight ivory cream silk satin. I love the elegant wide off-shoulder neckline with sheer illusion lace bodice. The lace cutwork looks so alluring against the skin. My favorite design element is the asymmetric pleated ivory silk satin cummerbund nipped waist which flows into a dramatic side bow sash. We showed many images so you can see how gorgeous the dress is from all angles. The pleated tulle under layers really give beautiful foundation to the full skirting. It is impeccably seamed and on the level of modern day couture. A perfect look for any modern wedding or red carpet event.
This early 1950's Pauline Trigère designer dress is in beautiful condition with no rips, stains or holes. Fully lined with original side metal zipper closure. A true slice of wearable museum quality American fashion history.