|About his life and work on Amazon|
I had fogotten how stunning and beautiful the works of Mariano Fortuny are. Guillermo de Osma, in his biography describes the man...... "Virtuoso artist best remembered for his stunning dress designs and innovative textile creations. His contemporaries called him the "Magician of Venice" and his influence extended to d'Annunzio, Poiret, Diaghilev and Proust amongst others."
|Inside Detail of the Delphos dress|
But he was so much more and like William Morris was a creative genius and talented in so many other artistic disciplines. You must see the video which shows his beautiful gowns...... and the book illustrates all of his other works.
|Detail of the pleats|
|From the Tina Chow collection|
Recently found a website with Fortuny originals, where do I begin?
|Tina Chows favourite Fortuny gown|
|Tina photographed by Antonio Lopez, from her Facebook page|
|New Collection, Malcolm Kutner pillows Fortuny website|
|New Collection, Malcolm Kutner pillows|
|New Collection, Carnavlet|