Mariano Fortuny (Spain, ~ Coat ~ Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, was a Spanish fashion designer who opened his couture house in 1906 and continued until He was the son of the painter Mariano Fortuny y Marsal.
Mens banyan, ca 1760 England (ca silk), Cora Ginsburg. A banyan was a comfortable, warm, semi-fitted coat worn by fashionable men at home. They were inspired by coats worn in India which must have caught the interest of European traders.
FORTUNY STENCILED VELVET GOWN, EARLY 20th C. Short sleeve black silk velvet with V-neck and back, front lacing with silk cord, slightly gathered at either side of bust into a pair of Murano glass beads, waistline shaped by silk cord strung at sides and back through glass beads, gold stenciling in large scale foliate design. The stenciling is from a design in Jacopo Bellini's sketchbook of 15th century Italian Renaissance textile designs. Back
FORTUNY COPPER DELPHOS GOWN and STENCILED BELT, Sleeveless pleated silk having fixed neckline, the side seams decorated with silk cord and striped Murano glass beads, twisted silk belt stenciled in silver ginko leaves, selvedge stamped
Ensemble, Evening Callot Soeurs (French, active Date: 192526 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Miss Isabel Shults, 1944 Accession Number: This artwork is not on display