Evening dress, Fortuny (Italian, founded 1906), silk, Italian

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
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Curios and Treasures," August 15, 2000–April 29, 2001.

Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs de Lyon. "Mariano Fortuny," April 18, 1980–July 30, 1980.

Kent State University Museum. "Tea Gowns," April 1, 1997–August 1, 1997.