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Dress

Design House:
Fortuny (Italian, founded 1906)
Designer:
Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, Granada 1871–1949 Venice)
Date:
first half 20th century
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Irving G. Beebe, in memory of his wife, Edith Hunter Beebe, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.206a, b
Not on view
This is a stunning example of Fortuny's trademark pleating, a process that remains cloaked in mystery. Contemporary designers Mary McFadden and Issey Miyake have elaborated on pleating in their own work, reviving a strong interest in the design legacy of Fortuny.
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