Monday, December 05, 2011


We have been very busy here at Decades, but we have managed to remain in the holiday spirit and are thinking Holiday looks for all you fashionable ladies. The dress above from Giambattista Valli's Fall 2011 ready to wear collection is reminiscent of this special Pauline Trigère cocktail dress from 1955 that we just got in. It's a very chic holiday party dress in wool crepe, knee length sheath with huge chocolate silk faille half bows at front and side. I'd rather think of this bow as tulip straight from those Flemish painting of still life, an imaginary creation of a flower that has bloomed on your dress. Born in France, Trigère moved to New York when she was 25 years old, she was a model of her own creations, she did yoga before anyone knew what yoga was and never left her house without makeup. She remains, just as her creations, a very modern woman. The connection of the modern dress above with this vintage Trigère is simply, what GiambattistaValli calls contemporaneity.


Pauline Trigere dress in chocolate wool crepe with half bows detail, c. 1955. Modern size 4 to 6.

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