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  1. AGAIN! A lovely, lovely post! (Vertes was the last one I completely flipped over!)

    Pauline was a complete genius! In every way!

    Lucky you to find a dress by her!!

    In the late sixties; early seventies…….my darling and wonderful mother bought dresses for me! Suits!

    she kept designing into her nineties…I think!
    Yowzers!

    Lucky me!!

    Penelope

    ps she is the one who started collecting “Marcel Vertes”!!!

    • My mother was the one who started collecting “Vertes” paintings!
      Same mother bought Pauline Tiegere clothes for me in the late sixties; early seventies!!

      Sheesh !! I wish I still had them!!)

      and it was Pauline who kept designing until a very old age! She was infinitely gifted! Practical and creative!

      what a DAME!!!

      Penelope

    • Hi Penelope! Oh no, what happened to your Trigere clothes? I hope they are packed away somewhere and weren’t given away! I didn’t know that Trigere started collecting Vertes. It makes so much sense, though. I photocopied the article on Trigere. If you’d like a copy, I will scan it to a PDF next week and send it to you via email. :)

    • Oh! So sorry! My mother collected Vertes; and she loved Pauline and her designs…….I do think that Pauline had a few Vertes; as did Gypsy Rose Lee; Conde Nast……and others! Elsie de Wolfe! (I bought one from Tony Duquette that had belonged to Elsie)!

      Oh, how I wish I had kept those dresses and suits…….I didn’t! Interesting; now I consider vintage clothes as quite the same thing as “art”; I didn’t really get that at a young age!

      I must say; however, I wore those clothes for twenty years! Some completely “wore out”!

      A good sign! They were the “keepers”! Classic, wonderful clothes!

      My mother also wore amazing lovely clothes by “Adrian” and many other fab designers (Clare McCardell); a few Chanel. When she died (“went up”) I donated her things to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art…Costume Council.

      Lots of “Hattie Carnegie” hats; lots of gorgeous clothes…….I have never looked into what happened to them!

      what a wonderful post…..I love following your blog!

  2. Oh, yes! I forgot to say! I met her once; and the “turtle” “La tortue” in French; she considered her “lucky charm”!

    With all that talent; she probably didn’t need one! But she had it, anyway!!!

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