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Mariano Fortuny  The Three Muses?

Three adoptive daughters of dancer Isadora Duncan in Fortuny Delphos gowns (from the Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo exhibit at New York's Spanish Institute)

Widen straps into cap sleeve. Mid-thigh +End-of-calf length  •cream •beige •bisque •grey •bluegrey •rosepoudr •dp rospoudr •aubergine •blueblack •dp rich blue •yellow cream

Mariano Fortuny, Delphos, Fortuny pleats are crisp pleats set in silk fabrics by designer Mariano Fortuny in the early century, using a secret pleat-setting process which is still not understood.

Delphos gown | Mariano Fortuny | Venice | 1909-20 | Pleated silk, trimmed with glass beads, and hand-sewn | Victoria & Albert Royal Museum | Museum No.: T.193&A-1974

Delphos

Mariano Fortuny Delphos dress of pleated silk trimmed with glass beads, and hand-sewn.

Mariano Fortuny red delphos dress 1909 with renowned Fortuny pleating -hard to believe this is from 1909-the delphos gowns were made up to the 1930's....

Mariano Fortuny red delphos dress 1909 with renowned Fortuny pleating -hard to believe this is from delphos gowns were made up to the

Delphos dress, Mariano Fortuny, 1909-1949.  Museo del Traje.

- part of Queen Sofia Spanish Institute exhibit; noteworthy because it is silk crepe, not the usual silk taffeta, and the sleeves are pleated vertically

Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) | Archivi della moda del novecento

Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) | Archivi della moda del novecento

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Delphos Gown - Designed by Mariano Fortuny this dress was intricately pleated and inspired by classical Greek statue, the Charioteer of Delphi