Fortuny showcases its first work introducing the re-mastered art of the pleats invented by Mariano Fortuny at Palais Galliera during Paris Fashion Week Fall 2017.
Together with his wife and muse, Henriette Negrin, Mariano Fortuny invented a technique to pleat silk and created the legendary Delphos gown, defying all fashion trends of the time. This deceptively simple, yet highly sophisticated design broke the mold of the constraints of women’s fashion at the time and liberated the female form, forever changing the face of fashion.
After many years and countless hours of research and development, the Fortuny design laboratory has resurrected Mariano Fortuny’s signature pleating process which is presented as a reimagined Delphos.
“In the 110 years since Fortuny patented his method for pleating, his method has not been decoded. Or has it? The final piece in the Palais Galliera show, which is said to evoke the world of Fortuny, is a remastered Delphos gown.” – Vogue