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    Sale 5340

    Interiors - 20th Century Edition including Modern Design, Art, Fashion & Prints

    16 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 432

    MARIANO FORTUNY

    A RASPBERRY SILK 'KOLPOS' STYLE DELPHOS GOWN

    Price Realised  

    MARIANO FORTUNY
    A RASPBERRY SILK 'KOLPOS' STYLE DELPHOS GOWN
    comprising long skirt and overtunic, the bodice with Murano glass beads and applied silk cord braid detail
    Stamped to selvedges


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    The wave-like effect created by the layered silk was called Kolpos by the Ancient Greeks, on which Fortuny modeled his Delphos gowns. This particular shape was popular in the 1910s, and not dissimilar to the lamp-shade effect Poiret was creating in Paris.

    de Osma, 'Mariano Fortuny: His Life and Work;' p139 for a one-piece example, gathered over a belt.

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