Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Crush

I thought I'd try a little bimonthly homage called Sunday Crush. The idea is to feature someone or something that I love, adore or find myself currently smitten with.

Pauline Trigère, 1956.

Bernard Gotfryd—Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Sometime in the 1970's, when I was just a kid, I saw Pauline Trigere interviewed on some talk show. I thought she was amazing. I recall everyone admiring the model in Ms Trigere's design but Pauline, herself, was out of her chair and hunched over examining and fussing over the hemline. TV be damned, image be damned. She was a consumate artist and ever attentive to her creation. Maybe I'm an old soul. Maybe I was just a strange kid. I never forgot Pauline Trigere. Granted, I filed her away in the back of brain for a few decades, but she's out now and I dare not put her back! LOL

If you've ever seen "Breakfast at Tiffany's", then you know the fuss that was made about Audrey Hepburn's wardrobe by Givenchy (credited to Edith Head!). Well, Patricia Neal wasn't looking too shabby either. Pauline Trigere had some hand in that! There's also contraversy as to what Ms. Trigere created for Ms. Neal and what Edith Head happily took credit for as well. I don't know, but I feel as if the wardrobe has more of a Trigere feel. (Ha ha! Edith, love, I hope your spinning!)

(Thanks to Cinema Style blogger for the two images above)

If you have the figure and the finances (I hate you!), here's a masterpiece for sale on Etsy from TimelessVixenVintage. I'm totally green with envy of anyone who can even stand in the same room with this one!


  1. *Gasp* You said Etsy! That word is so lethal to the budget! If I were in the same room with it, I would be wearing it faster than you could say "don't touch."

    You could be Patricia Neal in the last picture with your pups :)

  2. What a cute blog you have! Making the transition from jeans and t-shirts back into skirts and dresses is difficult enough, but going for vintage and getting used to waist cinchers, and stockings, and garter belts... well that's a whole different challenge altogether! I'm yet to make the complete transition myself! I wish you all the best of luck and fun with it! xx