Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Mistress of swing

French born American designer Pauline Trigère (1909-2002)

Patricia Neal dressed by Trigère in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Pauline Trigère was famous for her coat designs, especially for her swing coats. This notable example shows how she has adapted her swing silhouette for use with leopard skin. The dolman sleeves are an interesting touch that allows for an attractive display of this handsome fur. Designed by Trigère, this coat, according to accession information, was made by Jerry Sorbana in 1962.

Now playing:  Ella Fitzgerald - It Don't Mean A Thing (1974)


Renée Finberg said...

thank you
i loved this post.


John J. Tackett said...

I do not think Patricia Neal was ever dressed better than in "Breakfast at Tiffanys", suitable as her role was an affluent interior decorator.
__ The Devoted Classicist

The Decorator said...

Loving Ms Neal surrounded by the sea of blue.....

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

loved her in this role-why didn't I want to be her? instead of Holly? my how time changes everything. I love the way she says interior decorator. what a blog she would have had Varjak ghost writing. pgt

HOBAC said...

PGT - Neal was sublime. The embodiment of American chic. Always wanted to meet her.