(a) Delphos gown of pale pink silk: scoop neck; neoclassical styling; long sleeves are laced up from wrist to neck with silk satin cording and decorated with (Venetian?) glass striated beads; last six beads from wrist up are functional closures, satin cord braiding extends from shoulders and criss-crosses both in front (over breasts) and back, snap closure at right side seam, narrow silhouette; full-length; uneven hem; (b) pale pink silk sash with floral/vegetal vine/branch printed in dull metallic gold.


  • Title: Dress
  • Creator: Mariano Fortuny
  • Fashion House: Fortuny, (Italian, founded 1906)
  • Date Created: 1920s
  • Physical Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 47 5/8 in. (121 cm) Length (b): 42 1/2 in. (108 cm)
  • Season: 1920s
  • Type: Dress
  • External Link: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/80162
  • Medium: silk, glass
  • Culture: Italian
  • Credit Line: Gift of Estate of Lillian Gish, 1995
  • Creator Death Date: 1949
  • Creator Birth Date: 1871
  • Accession Number: 1995.28.6a, b

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