"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" 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.

This week, Amy & I were invited to experience the introduction of Fortuny Venezia’s new fabric collection, Colourismo at Elloise Abbott’s Showroom at the International Design Center. The fabric…

Fortuny Venezia’s Very Fortunate History

This week, Amy & I were invited to experience the introduction of Fortuny Venezia’s new fabric collection, Colourismo at Elloise Abbott’s Showroom at the International Design Center. The fabric…

Of aquamarine pleated silk, sleeveless, with ruffled drawstring neckline, overtunic with pointed hem sewn with brick tone Venetian glass beads, the beads repeated at shoulders, gold stenciled belt,

Of aquamarine pleated silk, sleeveless, with ruffled drawstring neckline, overtunic with pointed hem sewn with brick tone Venetian glass beads, the beads repeated at shoulders, gold stenciled belt,

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.

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.

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

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

Dress  Fortuny  (Italian, founded 1906)  Designer: Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, Granada 1871–1949 Venice) Date: ca. 1932

Dress Fortuny (Italian, founded 1906) Designer: Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, Granada 1871–1949 Venice) Date: ca. 1932

No había dos Delphos iguales: todos eran exclusivos, pues tanto el proceso del plisado como el teñido se hacían de forma artesanal.Delphos y Peplos de 1920

No había dos Delphos iguales: todos eran exclusivos, pues tanto el proceso del plisado como el teñido se hacían de forma artesanal.Delphos y Peplos de 1920

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