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    Mariano Fortuny Apricot Delphos Gown

    Mariano Fortuny Apricot Delphos Gown | From a collection of rare vintage evening dresses at

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    fortuny fabric pleating

    Fortuny Tea Gown, 1936, National Museum of American History. This dress is made of finely pleated rose-colored silk with silk cording along side seams, and multicolored glass beads threaded through the cording. Named after a Greek classical sculpture, the Delphos Gown was a simple column of vertical pleats permanently set in silk by a process never successfully duplicated.

    Mariano Fortuny Apricot Delphos Gown


    Mariano Fortuny, Delphos dress. Golden apricot pleated silk, the armholes and sides adorned with striped Murano glass beads.


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    The Fortuny Delphos dress is Greek inspired with fine pleats in silk that had to be re-pleated after each cleaning.

    Delphos | Mariano Fortuny | V Search the Collections


    Dress, Evening Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, Granada 1871–1949 Venice)

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    Fortuny Delphos

    Mariano Fortuny ca. 1935

    "Delphos" Dress, Mariano Fortuny, 1920's, pleated silk: the white one...

    'Delphos' | Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, 1871-1949) | Date: ca. 1930 | Materials: silk, glass | The Delphos, Fortuny's signature gown, is a column of finely pleated fabric that draws its shape from the Greek 'chiton', particularly as depicted in the classical statue 'The Charioteer of Delphi' | The gown achieves its graceful draping with the help of strands of Venetian glass beads attached at the sides, which act as weights | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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    Pleated silk Delphos dress, possibly c. 1918, by Mariano Fortuny. From the collections of the Charleston Museum