About Fortuny, Mariano, Vintage Fashion Designer
|Dates of Origin||1871-1949|
|Location of Origin||Granada, Spain – his work was done at the Palazzo Venice, Italy as well|
|Designer(s)||Fortuny, Mariano alongside his wife, Henrietta|
|Average Price of Vintage Pieces||$250-$4,000|
Who is Mariano Fortuny, The Fashion Designer
Originally an artist, his work turned into fashion design from influence of his wife’s work in textiles. His most well known haute couture work is “The Fortuny Tea Gown” which is also known as the “Delphos Gown” a type of garmet he himself is credited with inventing. The style is that of a Greek statue with elegant pleats and a long lower skirt. His Fortuny Tea Gowns are pieces featured in multiple spreads of fashion magazines in early to Mid-Century and considered high fashion.
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“It is not the quantity, but the quality of light, that makes things visible” -Mariano Fortuny 1907 on his venture into Lighting Design
Other Interesting Facts about Christian Dior Brand
Mariano Fortuny was originally an artist, even specializing in Lighting Design – his most famous work and renowned as well as memorable pieces are his ‘Fortuny Tea Gowns’ – but his venture into Fashion Design was very influenced by his wife, who was a seamstress.
Conde Nast, the now renowned and Global NYC publisher is famous for having worn the Fortuny Tea Gown, image attached.
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