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About Fortuny, Mariano, Vintage Fashion Designer

 

Dates of Origin1871-1949
Location of OriginGranada, 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
Websitefortuny.com

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.

Fortuny Signature Brand/Lines/Products

The Fortuny

Notable Quotes

“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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