Pauline Trigère

Pauline helps Jane with her bridal veil, at Jane’s first wedding to Lawrence Besserman. Pauline designed and made Jane’s dress and veil for the ceremony.

Jane’s paternal aunt Pauline was an internationally-renowned fashion designer in New York throughout the mid-20th century. Known for her striking styles that continue to be seen today, Pauline worked alongside Jane’s father, Sioma (Robert). Pauline was a great inspiration to Jane. We are working to catalog videos of both Pauline’s work in the fashion industry, as well as her personal life.

First, click here for television interviews and presentations by Pauline and Sioma regarding their fashion work.

Here is a collection of runway fashion shows.

Here are videos of Pauline’s family and personal life.

Four friends and former employees remember Pauline and her work.