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]
28 octobre 2015

Mariano Fortuny,Robe 'Delphos' et Toge

Mariano Fortuny,Robe 'Delphos' et Toge
28 octobre 2015

Mariano Fortuny, Dress, late 1920s–late 1940s

Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, 1871–1949), Dress, late 1920s–late 1940s. Rust pleated silk, brown and gray silk velvet printed with metallic silver. Gift of Clare Fahnestock Moorehead, 2001 (2001.702a–c). © 2000–2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Mariano Fortuny, the Spanish artist-designer who worked in Venice, created pleated gowns that have come to be surrounded by myth. His simplest sheath style, derived from the classical Greek chiton, was called the "Delphos." Highly secretive about the processes employed in... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2015

Stenciled velvet neoclassical gown, Mariano Fortuny, early 20th century

Stenciled velvet neoclassical gown, Mariano Fortuny, early 20th century. Price realised: $8,400. Photo courtesy Whitaker Auctions Pink and pomegranate mottled velvet, stenciled with a Medieval style pattern in gold, having long sleeve, the underside inset with pleated raspberry silk held with a series of Murano glass beads and silk cord loops, continuing down sides to hem, the pleats angled into a square train. Round label woven in black and gold faille, "Mariano Fortuny Venise". B-40, front L-54, back... [Lire la suite]

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]