1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

176_1300737755_9

Fortuny Banana Stencilled Velvet Coat, Provenance Tina Chow.

Silk, velvet,metallic pigments. Pattern: Bellini. Length 50" - Width 42" - Shoulder 20" - Armhole 12"Price Upon Request

Fortuny translated the caftan as a loose fitting outer garment,usually made out of silk velvet crepe or gauze the fitted back and open front allowed for elaborate stenciled decoration and venetian bead trim.

The hand stenciling is done with real gold metallic pigments aged to a mellow, burnished color. Fortuny built his stenciled pieces layer upon layer, until he achieved the effect of an ancient brocade. 

Ex collection of fashion icon: Tina Chow

Fortuny offered by Vintage LuxuryBy Appointment Only, New YorkNY 00000, United States