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Evening dress

Design House:
Fortuny (Italian, founded 1906)
Designer:
Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, Granada 1871–1949 Venice)
Date:
early 20th century
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Leonard Smiley, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.146.2
Not on view
Inspired by Liberty designs,this is a rare example of a Fortuny dress sewn in a traditional method with soft, unpleated fabric. The drawstring gently shapes the tunic into an empire waistline.
Marking: [label] Fortuny
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