Friday, November 5, 2010

INSPIRATION Mariano Fortuny... Lanvin SS//2011

Similarities in style, color, wrinkled pleating.... Mariano Fortuny [left] and two Lanvin SS//2011 outfits [both rights].
Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (1871-1949), son of the painter Mariano Fortuny y Marsal, was a Spanish fashion designer who opened his couture house in 1906 and continued until 1946.
The Museum Fortuny is housed in a Gothic Palazzo in Venice, the former home, studio, showroom and "Think-Tank" of Mariano Fortuny, who acquired it at the beginning of the century.
Fortuny is known for his innovative fine creased pleating with which he created the Delphos gown in an ancient Greek goddess style.