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Evening cape

Design House:
Fortuny (Italian, founded 1906)
Designer:
Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, Granada 1871–1949 Venice)
Date:
early 1930s
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of C. J. Vincente Minetti, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.209.28
Not on view
Fortuny's artist-father created with access to an aficionado's collection of diverse historicist and exotic objects. He collected North-African textiles and costume and used them as studio props. The younger Fortuny continued the life of such objects in what he characterized as his inventions, a science applied to dress. This evening wrap is almost literally a berber cape, except for the specific textile (silk velvet) and embellishments (metallic stenciling) typical of Fortuny.
Marking: [label] "Fortuny/Italian/Venice"
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