02 août 2015

Mariano Fortuny Gauze Sleevless Coat, Provenance Tina Chow

Mariano Fortuny Gauze Sleevless Coat, Provenance Tina Chow.  Silk, glass, metallic pigments. Length 46" - shoulder 6" - 17" each on 2 front panels - Back panel 34". Price Upon Request.  Transparent Fortuny gauze pieces are based on the ancient tunic which was a shirt like garment that became traditional attire in roman times, the copts or christian egyptians continued to wear it, elaborately decorating it in longitudinal patterned bands which ran up the front and back of the... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2015

Mariano Fortuny Black Gauze Stencilled Short Coat

Mariano Fortuny Black Gauze Stencilled Short Coat.  Silk, glass,metallic pigments. The stenciled pattern is Persian and trees. Length 29" - Width 39". 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 .Mariano Fortuny created his stenciled silk gauze wraps to add ornamentation to the plain pleated Delphos gowns. This... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2015

Mariano Fortuny Black Stencilled Velvet Long Coat

Mariano Fortuny Black Stencilled Velvet Long Coat.  Silk ,velvet,metallic pigments. Pattern: Luccese. Length: 38" - Hem 70" - Sleeve 30". Price Upon Request.  Fortuny's coats often take their inspiration from a myrid of references,renaissance,persian,arabic .These are often elaborately decorated in historical motifs surprisingly unrelated to the cut itself. The hand stenciling is done with real gold metallic pigments aged to a mellow, burnished color. Fortuny built his stenciled... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2015

Mariano Fortuny Black Stencilled Velvet Persian Style Coat

Mariano Fortuny Black Stencilled Velvet Persian Style Coat.  Silk velvet ,metallic pigments,silk, glass. Pattern: Persepolis. Length 39" - Sleeve 32.5" - Hem 64". 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,... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2015

Mariano Fortuny Green Stencilled Velvet Long Coat

Mariano Fortuny Green Stencilled Velvet Long Coat.  Silk velvet,metallic pigments, silk faille. Length 42" - Width 38" - Shoulder 19" - Armhole 10". 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... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2015

Mariano Fortuny, Caftan, ca. 1930

Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, Granada 1871–1949 Venice), Caftan, ca. 1930, silk. Length at CB: 52 in. (132.1 cm). Gift of Courtlandt Palmer, 1950. C.I.50.44. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This Fortuny-designed maroon caftan, or djellaba, is based on Asian and North African forms. Fortuny preserves the length of the fabric panels without interruptions of tailoring, not because he is averse to cutting the textile but rather to advance the caftan as an apparel type. As in the traditional... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2015

Mariano Fortuny, Evening coat, probably 1920s

Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, Granada 1871–1949 Venice), Evening coat, probably 1920s, silk. L. at center back: 37 in. (94 cm). Gift of Mrs. J. Gordon Douglas, Jr., 1996. 996.448.3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
09 mai 2015

A Mariano Fortuny copper silk Delphos gown, circa 1920-30

A Mariano Fortuny copper silk Delphos gown, circa 1920-30. Photo courtesy Kerry Taylor Auctions. stamped Fortuny to muslin tape on inside shoulder, with striped yellow Murano beads to the shoulders, armholes and sides - Unsold. Kerry Taylor Auctions, 4th december 2012
09 mai 2015

A fine and rare Mariano Fortuny stencilled orientalist black silk evening coat, circa 1910-20

A fine and rare Mariano Fortuny stencilled orientalist black silk evening coat, circa 1910-20. Photo courtesy Kerry Taylor Auctions. with circular label applied to the wine silk lining, stencilled in gold with delicate foliate traceries with vines and grapes, the wide panelled sleeves and skirts linked by striped glass Murano beads, tie cords to neck - £7500 Literature: 'Fortuny' by Guillermo de Osma, p.213 for a photograph of a similar robe in the Tina Chow collection, fig 12; also a black and white... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2012

"Fortuny y Madrazo: An Artistic Legacy" on view at Queen Sofía Spanish Institute in New York

Mrs. William Wetmore modeling a Delphos gown in front of Fortuny fabric. Originally published in Vogue, December 15, 1935. Photo: Lusha Nelson © Condé Nast Publications. NEW YORK, NY.- Queen Sofía Spanish Institute is presenting Fortuny y Madrazo: An Artistic Legacy, a seminal exhibition analyzing the work of celebrated Spanish artist and designer Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (1871–1949) in the context of the family of artists from which he descended. Conceived by and curated with Oscar de la Renta, chairman of the Institute’s board... [Lire la suite]