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  1. Fortuny 1911-1920’sby: Ha’shonda elliott • Mariano Fortuny born 1871 Granada, Spain • past away age 78 May 2, 1949 • inspired from heart and home • Father was a painter • Mother was daughter/niece to famous Spanish painters

  2. 28th Democrat U.S. President Wilson 1913-21 Walt Disney arrived to Hollywood War recovery 1918-19 Babe Ruth Rise of Jazz music Broadway Musicals Lynching of Black Americans Women’s rights to vote/labor Hitler persuades German News of the times

  3. Prevailing fashion of the times • Flapper dress • Drop waist dress • Men’s three piece suit • Big hats/hair dress • Dramatic eye make-up • Short cropped bobs • Short finger waved hair

  4. Designed furnishings, theater sets, costumes Architect Painter Photographer Business owner 1900’s developed unique method for printing fabrics Studied alchemy/dying techniques Fabrics known for mystical appearance Popular for beauty/durability 1919 moved production to island of Guidecca Designed machines to print wider raw material Inspired by 15th century Florence, 17th century Venice, Persia, Asia, South America, Egypt, China and Greece Used velvet/silk ancient techniques/authentic antiquity Un magician de venice

  5. Fortuny’s fashion visionary • 1927 late Countess Elsie Lee Gozzi (interior decorator) mesmerized by Fortuny’s fabrics • Potential value for the fabric • Market for private residencies, decorators/designers • Convinced Fortuny of her vision • Close confidante/sole distributor of fabric • Brought dresses to United States • In the picture: Red Delphos dress

  6. Fortuny’s textile production • Production of genius fabrics still continuing • Using same machines/techniques • Handed down from generation to generation • Significant to fashion for versatility • In the picture: Silk Cloak with Bellini motif

  7. Inspiration of garments • Patented Knosos scarf/Delphos dress • Dresses are ornamented • Weighted down with glass beads from Murano • Designed to embody women • Designed to wear nothing underneath • Without accessories • All about the woman • Face/body • Informal “Undress” house wear • In the picture: White Delphos dress

  8. Fortuny garments

  9. Fortuny references • Otis Fashion Presentation Mariano Fortuny www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqdzaz3sfa8 • Osma de, Guillermo (1980). “Fortuny” Mariano Fortuny: His Life and Work. New York: Rizzoli. ISBN 0-8478-0327-9 • Fortuny www.marianofortuny.com (1930-current)@ Madison Ave., New York • In the picture: Fortuny Showroom