Evening coat

Design House Fortuny Italian
Designer Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo Spanish

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Spanish-born artist and designer Mariano Fortuny was active in Italy, where he established a textile workshop and a commercial silk printing factory--a version of which still operates today. Best known for his beautiful textiles and unstructured garments, Fortuny continually referenced historical and non-Western sources, reviving and creating complex fabric treatments and dyeing techniques.

Quoting Lucchese velvets, here Fortuny uses the prized Italian Renaissance textile form for a visually stunning evening coat, juxtaposing heavy gold stenciling against a luxe bottle green ground. The tapered sleeves and the soft gray-green velvet rouleau at the wrists bespeak classic Fortuny forms.

Evening coat, Fortuny (Italian, founded 1906), silk, metal, Italian

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