In 1907, Fortuny developed an innovative (and closely-guarded) pleating process for fine silks. He showcased this process, and the beautiful form-fitting fabric it created, on his famous “Delphos” dresses. (Film star Lillian Gish in a Fortuny “Delphos” Dress)
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Delphos gown: introduced by Mariano Fortuny, gown influenced by ancient Greek styled dress. Has pleating that could be removed and repleated. Usually dark shades influenced by oriental and Renaissance design.