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"I recalled first seeing the gowns at Miss McNeill's Madison Avenue shop before they stopped making them. There was a whole wall of floor to ceiling drawers each filled with different coloured dresses, each its own rainbow of shades from the deepest to the palest tones of red, or green, or blue, or violet. It was beautiful. Just absolutely beautiful! And since you never hang them up they just lay there, tenderly tucked away in loose curls and twists like little embryonic fishes." GV…

Gloria Vanderbilt as a model wearin a Fortuny Delphos dress in stunning jewels of Rita Delisi. Photo of Richard Avedon for Vogue Italy,

Gloria Vanderbilt and Fortuny.  Photo by Richard Avedon.  Vogue, 1969.

Gloria Vanderbilt and Fortuny, photographed by Richard Avedon for VOGUE Gloria Vanderbilt as a model wearing a Fortuny Delphos dress in stunning jewels of Rita Delisi. Photo of Richard Avedon for Vogue Italy,

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.

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Delphos gown: A silk dress that was finely pleated created in 1907 by Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo.

Mariano Fortuny Label on velvet.

(famous) Fortuny vintage boarders-Above the silk label used by Fortuny on Velvet coats & mantels.

Dresses Mariano Fortuny The Museum at FIT

Evening dress People and Brands: Designer: Mariano Fortuny Medium: Silk velvet, silk and glass beads Date: C.

1920s green silk Fortuny gown with tunic styling.

Evening ensemble, 1934 Mariano Fortuny Pale-blue pleated silk Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession

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Mariano Fortuny Kimono Coat Label: none, but there is a mark left by Fortuny’s label cm in diameter) Light brown velvet with polychrome stencil print of Japanese traditional pattern; salmon-pink silk faille lining;

photographed by Mariano Fortuny, showing different ways  draping a Knossos scarf over a pleated and undulated silk gown. It was not by chance that Fortuny chose silk for his first experiments. Silk is an infinitely adaptable fabric whose subtle variations offer a wide range of possibilities. Fortunys materials were always light and of the highest quality, intended from the start to be not merely ornamental but also worn. The Knossos scarf was, in fact, a type of clo

Model, photographed by Mariano Fortuny, showing different ways of draping a ‘Knossos scarf’ over a pleated and undulated silk gown. “ It was not by chance that Fortuny chose silk for his first.

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Fortuny dress (Delphos, and cape (Cnosos, exhibited at the Museo del Traje in 2010 as part of a Fortuny exhibition. Amigos del Museo del Traje by SayaValentine

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