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Grey Vintage Skirt Suit Size 4 (S)
Listed by Jewel's Treasures
Size: US 4 (S)
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Grey Vintage Skirt Suit
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This suit screams Jackie O. @ 1960's. I picture it with a pill box hat. The jacket has covered round button closure. The skirt has a back (metal) zip. The fabric is a medium weight. There is no fabric content or size tag. Lots of cute details on the jacket, The jacket measures 18" across under the arms and is 16 1/2" long at the longest part in the front. The skirt is 13" across at the waist and is 23 1/2" long. Very deep 5 1/2" hem. It appears that is was shortened at one time, there is a light crease. The seam binding shows some ware in a couple of places but is not coming loose. Made by Pauline Trigere for Thalhimers french room. Pauline Trigere (1912-2002) was a French-born American fashion designer, known for her crisp, tailored cuts and innovative ideas.
The daughter of a tailor, Trigere was able to operate a sewing machine by age 10 and often assisted her dressmaker mother. Shortly after leaving school, Pauline was employed as a trainee cutter at Martial et Armand in the Place Vendome, Paris. While there, she met American designer Adele Simpson, who told her about the wonders of the New York fashion world. In 1937, at 25 years old, she moved to New York where she first found work at Ben Gerschel and later became assistant designer at Hattie Carnegie.
In 1942, Trigere opened her own fashion house, which was managed by her brother Robert Trigere. Her first small collection of 12 dresses was taken to department store buyers all across the country and by 1945, Trigere was a respected New York label. She received her first Coty Award in 1952. In the 1950s she started to produce costume jewelry to accompany her outfits, as did many other fashion houses at the time. Her clientele included many famous women such as the Duchess of Windsor, actress Claudette Colbert and singer Lena Horne. Trigere is also cited for designing Patricia Neal's sophisticated wardrobe in Breakfast at Tiffany's, although other sources credit Edith Head with Neal's wardrobe in the film.
Today, Trigere's vintage dresses and jewelry are greatly sought after and have been worn recently[when?] by Winona Ryder.
Mon 1/21/19 - Thu 1/24/19 (4-7 days)
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