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1960s Pauline Trigere Ivory & Black Tailored Vest Skirt Suit


Pauline Trigère was a prominent figure in putting American designers on the map. Like many of the acclaimed French couturiers, she was an expert at tailoring and had an eye for interesting volumes. However true-to-form of the American aesthetic, Trigère designs are known for their relative simplicity and elegance through ease. From the 1960s, this monochromatic skirt suit embodies the iconic Mod style of that era.

Designed by Trigère for Bergdorf Goodman, this elegant skirt suit exudes an effortless, timeless chic. Done in textured ivory wool that has the softness of cotton, the suit is beautifully tailored throughout. The sleeveless vest features a deep V neckline and three black button closures at the center front placket that add a wonderful contrast to the ivory fabric. It is finished with princess seams and a jaunty upside down V-shaped cut out at the front hem that accentuates the waist while ingeniously revealing a small section of fabric at the top of the skirt.

Size estimate: S/M

VEST: Bust: 36 inches

Waist: 30 inches

Length: 19 inches


Waist: 26 inches

Hips: 40 inches

Length: 23.5 inches

The skirt sits higher up on the hips and falls just above the knee in a crisp A-line. Complete with two large welt pockets and black button closures to match the buttons on the vest, this skirt brings a flirty femininity to the ensemble with a long center front slit. Finished with hand stitch detailing that creates a border at the neckline, hem, and front placket of each garment, this beautiful skirt suit remains elegant throughout. A sensational addition to the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe, it can easily be styled with a bold red lip and statement accessories.

In excellent condition, this vintage skirt suit has been professionally dry cleaned and pressed. The vest is lined in white silk and has three button closures along the front placket. The skirt is unlined and has six button closures along the front placket. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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