Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Designer Pauline Trigere Brings Sampling of Career History to Metro Fashion Show

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Designer Pauline Trigere Brings Sampling of Career History to Metro Fashion Show

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When award-winning designer Pauline Trigere comes to town Feb. 25, she'll not only be bringing her spring 1986 fashion collection but she'll also be bringing a collection of some 30 garments which form a retrospect of her design career.

Trigere will do a luncheon showing on Feb. 26 at Quail Creek Golf and Country Club under the auspices of Ruth Meyers Inc. and the Oklahoma City Regional Fashion Group. Reservations are $25 with proceeds benefitting the Fashion Group's various philanthropic projects. Checks may be sent to Beverly Thompson, 3348 Oak Hollow, Oklahoma City 73120.

The daughter of a dressmaker and a tailor, Trigere was born in France in the heart of Pigalle and grew up in France, arriving in New York with her brother and two infant sons in the late 1930s.She set up her own business in 1942 in New York with 11 styles. She presents much more extensive collections now, of course, but still does most of her own designing.

A classicist, Trigere does not sketch her designs. Rather, she cuts and drapes from the bolt. Her clothes are deceptively simple, emerging from artistic, intricate cutting. Her spring 1986 collection features Trigere's first use of denim. She has done a dramatic fitted coat, shown over a shaped white jersey blouse and denim skirt. Diamond-shaped inserts on the side of the coat and the high-waisted skirt are repeated in many other styles.

Trigere uses heavy, six-ply silk crepe, in the brightest red, blue, yellow or green, for cocktail dresses. Her newest suits are in black and white silk crepes printed to look like woven plaid or tweed. They have sheer tucked linen blouses. Prints are strong and often appear on both sheer chiffon and soft crepe together.

Beautiful and colorful cotton voiles are part of the collection for dresses as well as rhinestone-studded floor-length gowns or pajamas. …

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