A fine and rare Mariano Fortuny stencilled orientalist black silk evening coat, circa 1910-20

A fine and rare Mariano Fortuny stencilled orientalist black silk evening coat, circa 1910-20

Poiret Oriental gown, Spring 1913. Sold at the Doyle couture auction, November 1999

Poiret Oriental gown, Spring 1913. Sold at the Doyle couture auction, November 1999

Twiggy for UK Vogue - September 1, 1967

Twiggy for UK Vogue - September 1, 1967

Delphos dress, Mariano Fortuny, 1909-1949.  Museo del Traje.

Delphos dress, Mariano Fortuny, 1909-1949. Museo del Traje.

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silver. junko shimada.

A fine and rare Mariano Fortuny stencilled orientalist black silk evening coat, circa 1910-20

A fine and rare Mariano Fortuny stencilled orientalist black silk evening coat, circa 1910-20

Anonyme  1929

Anonyme 1929

Stenciled velvet neoclassical gown, Fortuny, early 20th century. Pink & pomegranate mottled velvet stenciled with Medieval-style pattern in gold. Underside inset with pleated raspberry silk held with series of Murano glass beads & silk cord loops continuing down sides to hem. Pleats angled into square-edged train. Whitaker Auctions

Stenciled velvet neoclassical gown, Fortuny, early 20th century. Pink & pomegranate mottled velvet stenciled with Medieval-style pattern in gold. Underside inset with pleated raspberry silk held with series of Murano glass beads & silk cord loops continuing down sides to hem. Pleats angled into square-edged train. Whitaker Auctions

Japanese Fashion - Kimono

Japanese Fashion - Kimono

Because Fortuny was not a fashion designer per se, he could afford to disregard trends and his designs remained true to his vision for decades. By 1925, the Delphos was considered a tea gown and by the 30′s was adopted as an evening dress, known for its columnar shape, elaborate pleating and Venetian glass beads, which served as both decoration and to anchor the featherweight silk,

Because Fortuny was not a fashion designer per se, he could afford to disregard trends and his designs remained true to his vision for decades. By 1925, the Delphos was considered a tea gown and by the 30′s was adopted as an evening dress, known for its columnar shape, elaborate pleating and Venetian glass beads, which served as both decoration and to anchor the featherweight silk,

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