01 mars 2016

Mariano Fortuny, Kimono Coat, 1910s

Mariano Fortuny, Kimono Coat, 1910s. Light brown velvet with polychrome stencil print of Japanese traditional pattern; salmon-pink silk faille lining; straight-cut structure. AC7771 93-19 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Kazumi Kurigami A gorgeous informal, indoor wear. The "tatewaku" (hourglass line) pattern with butterfly and hollyhock motifs was inspired by a Japanese fabric. Mariano Fortuny sought out pattern design sources from diverse periods and regions, including Japan. The textile for this coat has the... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2016

Mariano Fortuny, Dress "Delphos", 1910s

Mariano Fortuny, Dress "Delphos", 1910s. Green silk satin one-piece dress; thin pleats all over; glass beads at armholes and side seams. Label "MADE IN ITALY FABRIQUÉ EN ITALIE FOR FORTUNY DEPOSE". AC3189 80-8-3 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama The "Delphos" series, which originated in around 1907, was the signature work of Mariano Fortuny, who used Japanese or Chinese silk fabrics to make ancient Greek-style dresses. Pleats flow down from the shoulders to cover the body naturally. This fresh... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2015

A Mariano Fortuny stencilled black velvet jacket, 1920

Lot 58 : A Mariano Fortuny stencilled black velvet jacket, 1920. Estimate:£1000 - £1500 © Kerry Taylor Auctions A Mariano Fortuny stencilled black velvet jacket, 1920. un-labelled, delicately stencilled with fern-like scrolls in gold and pink, re-lined in deep pink satin, cords to the neck to fasten, chest approx 142cm, 58in; together with the original handwritten Fortuny invoice dated 14.6.1920 (2) The jacket is noted on the original invoice as selling for £700. Provenance for lots 55 to 58: These... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2015

A Mariano Fortuny stencilled velvet jacket, circa 1920

Lot 57 : A Mariano Fortuny stencilled velvet jacket, circa 1920. Estimate:£1500 - £2000 © Kerry Taylor Auctions A Mariano Fortuny stencilled velvet jacket, circa 1920. circular label to lining, printed with a Renaissance pattern in purple on a silver-grey velvet ground, lined in grey satin, of oriental cuff with tapering dolman sleeves, padded hem, the cuffs caught by velvet bands with latticed metal plaques and silk thongs, matching waist belt, chest approx 112cm, 44in (2).  Provenance for lots 55... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2015

A Mariano Fortuny rose pink silk Peplos dress, 1920

Lot 56 : A Mariano Fortuny rose pink silk Peplos dress, 1920. Estimate:£600 - £1000 © Kerry Taylor Auctions A Mariano Fortuny rose pink silk Peplos dress, 1920. the integral tunic and edges weighted with grey-blue iridescent Murano glass beads, multi-size; together with a copy of the original invoice shows that this gown cost £550 in 1920 (2) Provenance for lots 55 to 58: These Fortuny garments originally belonged to Lady (Charlotte) Bonham Carter (1893-1989). Charlotte was the daughter of Colonel... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2015

A Mariano Fortuny stencilled black silk tunic, circa 1920

Lot 55 : A Mariano Fortuny stencilled black silk tunic, circa 1920. Estimate:£400 - £600 © Kerry Taylor Auctions A Mariano Fortuny stencilled black silk tunic, circa 1920. un-labelled, printed with stylised tree repeats, edged in black silk cord with Murano bead weights. Provenance for lots 55 to 58: These Fortuny garments originally belonged to Lady (Charlotte) Bonham Carter(1893-1989). Charlotte was the daughter of Colonel William Ogilvy and Lucy (nee Wickham). The 'Mrs L Ogilvy' listed as making... [Lire la suite]

02 décembre 2015

A good Mariano Fortuny stencilled black velvet evening coat, 1920-30

Lot 52 : A good Mariano Fortuny stencilled black velvet evening coat, 1920-30. Estimate:£2000 - £3000 © Kerry Taylor Auctions A good Mariano Fortuny stencilled black velvet evening coat, 1920-30. with printed circular label to the satin lining, stencilled in gold with delicate foliate palmettes and bands, lined in beige/gold satin, with plaited silk tie cords to the neck, chest 120cm, 50in Provenance: Originally belonged to Bertha Hall, an American socialite, the daughter of a millionaire cooper... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2015

Fortuny Peplos tea gown, c.1920

Fortuny Peplos tea gown, c.1920. $7,800 at Vintage Textile Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo created his signature Delphos gown in 1907, repeating the design with minor changes until his death in 1949. The Peplos version features a tunic attached at the neckline, falling in points to the hip, giving the appearance of a two-piece garment. Our lightweight gown is based on the pleated linen chitons worn by Greek maidens 2500 years ago and seen today on Delphic Greek sculpture. The Fortuny Delphos and Peplos gowns have preserved... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2015

Fortuny stenciled silk gauze wrap, c.1920

Fortuny stenciled silk gauze wrap, c.1920. Sold. Courtesy Vintage Textile Mariano Fortuny created his stenciled silk gauze wraps to add ornamentation to the plain pleated Delphos gowns. I love the way the caftan-style wrap allows the body-clinging, sexy Delphos gown (or a garment of your choice) to show through. The three-quarter length silk gauze wrap, based on antique ethnic caftan styles, is cut square with openings for the arms. The edges are trimmed with coral-colored Venetian glass beads, which give the caftan the... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2015

Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, 1871–1949), Evening gown, 1920s

Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, 1871–1949), Evening gown, 1920s. Pale-pink pleated silk with pink silk cord and glass beads; (a) L. at center back 47 5/8 in. (120.7 cm), (b) L. 42 1/2 in. (107.5 cm). Gift of Estate of Lillian Gish, 1995 (1995.28.6a) © 2000–2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mariano Fortuny's pleated evening dresses, often accompanied by coordinated cloaks, shawls, or jackets, were originally designed to be worn as tea gowns. That is, they were intended as "undress" to be worn at home for... [Lire la suite]