Fortuny, Mariano

Fortuny, Mariano
   Born in Granada, Spain, Fortuny trained as a painter and set designer. In 1901, he opened a technical studio in Paris and is credited with the invention of indirect lighting. Later in the decade, Fortuny devoted himself to the dyeing and pleating of silks. He is, however, best known for his creation of the "Delphos" evening dress. This 1907 design is one that can never be in or out of fashion; it is an entity unto itself. It is a seamless tunic that neatly coils into a small box. It is created from a single length of fabric and is permanently pleated in a manner that is still today a secret. During the next forty years' time, Fortuny designed numerous variations of this dress. He created sweeping hemlines to compliment the body and added hand-blown Murano glass beads to the hem for weight in order to keep its shape. Ownership of an original Delphos is coveted by women worldwide. Today, the Venice-based Fortuny Company is known for textiles that have a depth and richness, credited to the printing processes developed by Mariano Fortuny.

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  • Mariano Fortuny (Modeschöpfer) — Mariano Fortuny Madrazo Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (* 11. Mai 1871 in Granada; † 3. Mai 1949 in Venedig) war ein spanischer Universalkünstler; unter anderem Modedesigner, Maler, Bildhauer, Architekt, Innenarchitekt, Ingenieur und Erfinder …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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