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Medium: Red pleated silk, yellow Murano glass beads, and silk cord
Date: c. 1925
Credit: Gift of Mrs. Varney T. Elliot and Mrs. Rosemary T. Franciscus
Fortuny’s Delphos gown, inspired by drapery from ancient Greek sculpture, is crafted from finely-pleated silk that skims the wearer’s body. Intended to be worn without a corset, the Delphos was first used as a tea gown.
Object Number: 85.193.5