Object Name: dress
Artist/Maker: Fortuny, Mariano
Role in production: designer
Accession Number: 1991.154
Location on Display: First floor: Victorian
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Gold pleated silk "Delphos" dress in 4 widths of fabric, with high boatneck and short, triangular batwing sleeves laced at top edge with gold cord. Seams between torso and sleeves contain silk ribbons for gathering. Sleeveless gold silk camisole-lining; white petersham waistband. Lining fastens centre front (see bust pleats). Seamed centre back.
Very similar to Fortuny's original patented design, see 'Mariano Fortuny: His Life and Work' by Guillermo de Osma p. 94.
Height: 150 cm