Mariano Fortuny Cobalt Blue Peplos Gown

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This dress is made of finely pleated cobalt blue colored silk with silk cording along side seams ,shoulders , and tunic hem, and multicolored glass beads threaded through the cording .

The Peplos worn by the women in ancient greece was an outer garment . Consisting of a rectangular piece of fabric,it was arranged so that the material was folded double at the top, drawn around the body under the arms and fastened over each shoulder by a clasp or pin. As originally conceived the right side of the garment was left open. Its loose upper portion fell in large folds over the upper part of the torso and was weighted in its lower corners with metal drops.

Fortunys adaptation included terminating the over fold in deep points weighted by small glass beads.



Peplos length 55"

Shoulder 3.50"

Armhole 16"

Belt silver printed with a double vine pattern

Label in dress printed in orange, belt label in silver



The pleats in the fabric allow the gown to expand to fit a range of sizes.

As renown specialists in Fortuny, Vintage Luxury is always interested in acquiring the finest examples of Fortuny including entire collections.
Details
Designer
Fortuny
Brand
Fortuny
Place of Origin
italy
Period
Early 20th Century
Condition
Excellent
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
AU1012051762
Address
Fortuny offered by Vintage Luxury
By Appointment Only
New York NY 00000
US
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