Evening dress Fortuny  (Italian, founded 1906) Designer: Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, Granada 1871–1949 Venice) Date: 1930s Culture: Italian Medium: silk, glass, cotton Dimensions: Length: 57 in. (144.8 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Estate of Agnes Miles Carpenter, 1958 Accession Number: C.I.58.61.4

Evening dress Fortuny (Italian, founded 1906) Designer: Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, Granada 1871–1949 Venice) Date: 1930s Culture: Italian Medium: silk, glass, cotton Dimensions: Length: 57 in. (144.8 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Estate of Agnes Miles Carpenter, 1958 Accession Number: C.I.58.61.4

Liberty of London  (British, founded 1875)    Date:      1920–25  Culture:      British  Medium:      silk

Liberty of London (British, founded 1875) Date: 1920–25 Culture: British Medium: silk

Evening dress  Mariano Fortuny  (Spanish, Granada 1871–1949 Venice)  Design House: Fortuny (Italian, founded 1906) Date: early 20th century

Evening dress Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, Granada 1871–1949 Venice) Design House: Fortuny (Italian, founded 1906) Date: early 20th century

Evening dress Design House: House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937) Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Guetaria, San Sebastian 1895–1972 Javea) Date: 1951 Culture: French Medium: silk

Evening dress Design House: House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937) Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Guetaria, San Sebastian 1895–1972 Javea) Date: 1951 Culture: French Medium: silk

Evening Dress Madeleine Vionnet, 1938 The Metropolitan Museum of...

Evening Dress Madeleine Vionnet, 1938 The Metropolitan Museum of... (OMG that dress!)

Evening Dress, Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, Granada 1871–1949 Venice) for the House of Fortuny (Italian, founded 1906): 1940-1959, Italian, silk/glass. Marking: [label] "Fortuny Déposé"

Evening Dress, Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, Granada 1871–1949 Venice) for the House of Fortuny (Italian, founded 1906): 1940-1959, Italian, silk/glass. Marking: [label] "Fortuny Déposé"

Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, 1871-1949): (from left to right) long gown of silk velvet - 1930's, "Delphos" Dress of pleated silk - 1920's, jacket of silk velvet - 1930's. "Although modern and original, these creations are inspired by Classical Greek and medieval clothing. Fortuny produced the dyes, stencils and all of the machines that made the clothing in his studio at the Palazzo Orfei in Venice. Every piece of the garment was handmade, even the labels..."

Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, 1871-1949): (from left to right) long gown of silk velvet - 1930's, "Delphos" Dress of pleated silk - 1920's, jacket of silk velvet - 1930's. "Although modern and original, these creations are inspired by Classical Greek and medieval clothing. Fortuny produced the dyes, stencils and all of the machines that made the clothing in his studio at the Palazzo Orfei in Venice. Every piece of the garment was handmade, even the labels..."

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