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Woman's dress

1980s or early 1990s
Designed by Pauline Trigère (American (born in France), 1912–2002), Retailed by Neiman Marcus (American, founded 1907)

Object Place: France


Center back: 98 cm (38 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave (crepe); silk plain weave; silk or synthetic plain weave with metallic patterning warps (damask); plastic zipper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Long sleeved black wool crepe cocktail dress with low V neckline and inset serrated panel of black satin with metallic threads of gold, silver, and red woven in swirling quatrefoil design at the waist and shoulders (shoulder pads on interior). Lined (bodice and skirt) in black silk plain weave. Closes at the center back with zipper. Labelled at lower back zipper: “Pauline Trigere” Small attached tag: “MADE IN / U.S.A OF / IMPORTED / FABRIC” Label at back neck: “Neiman Marcus”


Before 2010, purchased by Jean S. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift of Sharf to the MFA (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf