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Evening dress

Design House:
Fortuny (Italian, founded 1906)
Designer:
Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, Granada 1871–1949 Venice)
Date:
ca. 1920
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
silk, glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Leonard Smiley, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.146.1a, b
Not on view
Early Fortuny creations were worn in the privacy of one's home or while entertaining friends. By the 1920s, women ventured out in public in Fortuny gowns. The addition of the velvet evening jacket resulted in a luxurious yet modern style that could be worn today.
Marking: [label] Fortuny
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Curios and Treasures," August 15, 2000–April 29, 2001.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Infra-Apparel," April 1, 1993–August 8, 1993.

Saint Louis Art Museum. "Vanity Fair: Four Centuries of Fashion from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 3, 1979–April 1, 1979.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "manus x machina: fashion in an age of technology," May 5, 2016–September 4, 2016.

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