Fortuny eschewed the whims of Paris fashion, preferring to perfect his own ideals. A devoted client would take great care and have a possessive, sentimental attachment to her Fortuny wardrobe. If a dress needed to be repleated, it could be sent back to Venice, where Fortuny would carefully restore it.
Marking: [label] Mariano Fortuny, Venise
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Bloom: Fashion's Spring Gardens," March 30, 1995–August 20, 1995.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Curios and Treasures," August 15, 2000–April 29, 2001.