Costume and Textiles
Woman's Coat and StoleMade in United States, North and Central America
Designed by Pauline Trigère, American, born Paris, 1908 - 2002
Wool with plant fiber plain weave with supplementary wefts; wool jersey
Currently not on view
1981-100-1a,bGift of Mrs. Edward B. Winheld, 1981
LabelBorn in Paris, Pauline Trigère moved to New York in her mid-twenties; for over fifty years, her designs successfully combined French elegance with American practicality. The designer’s coats and capes won special praise, and she was also noted for scarves and stoles that could be casually wrapped or dramatically draped around the wearer. The fluidity of this sweeping cape-like coat is accentuated by bold, diagonal stripes and a matching stole that fastens onto the coat’s top button.