"Delphos" Gown with Murano Glass Beadwork, c. 1910, Venice, Italy- The Delphos gown was a finely pleated silk dress first created in about 1907 by Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (1871–1949) and made until about 1950. It was inspired by, and named after, a classical Greek statue, the Charioteer of Delphi.
Delphos [evening] gown with original box, circa 1920. Champagne pleated silk with separate gold stenciled empire waistband, armholes and side seams decorated to hem with white, blue and yellow Murano glass beads. Left shoulder closure.