It’s not every day one discovers vintage couture tucked awayin a closet. Recently, a visitor on a tour noticed the iconic fabric and raised the point that she believed them to be Mariano Fortuny gowns. She was right! The two gowns, neatly folded on a shelf in Irene’s closet for decades, date between 1920 and 1930 and are velvet tabard gowns inFortuny’s “Eleonora” Renaissance style and feature Fortuny’s famouspleating. Don’t miss your chance to see what the avant garde were wearingnearly 100 years ago. For a brief 3 weeks in September, these very special gowns will be on display at Hammond Castle Museum. Nowhere else in the country are Fortuny gowns on display.
This event first appeared on EssexCountyCreates.org