Pauline Trigere was born on November 4, 1912 in Paris.
Trigere' grew up immersed in the fashion business. Her mother had her own Parisian boutique and her father was a tailor. Trigere started using a sewing machine at the age of ten.
After she was finished with school Trigere worked as a cutter at Martial et Armand in the Place Vendome.
In 1937 she moved to New York where worked as an assistant designer to Travis Banton at Hattie Carnegie.
She opened her own boutique in 1942.
In the late 1940's she began producing ready to wear.
Trigere was known for her ability to cut and drape fabric straight from the bolts. Often utilizing wrapping and knot tying.
She is believed to have been the first designer to apply removable scarves and collars to coats and dresses.
Trigere continued designing up until her death. She produced a line of products for Gold Violin, an online company catering to senior citizens.
Pauline Trigere passed away in February 2002.
*The photograph pictured above was taken by Arthur Leipzig
Pauline Trigere silk dress.
The chest measures 38"
The Starting bid is $275- over at Charles Nero Art and Antiques on eBay.
1960's navy silk gown with matching bolero jacket.
The jacket features bright yellow silk faille lining.
Measurements are 40" Chest, 35" Waist and 42" Hips
You can purchase this dress for $645- over at the Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
Trigere dress with floral print.
The chest measures 34"
You can purchase this dress for $395- over at What Comes Around Goes Around
This post was originally published on April 23, 2007.