The Magician of Venice

27 January 2017
For the first time in Russia the State Hermitage Museum presents the exhibition of Mariano Fortuny - the great designer of the 20th century, celebrated by his contemporaries as The Magician of Venice.

The Fortuny exhibition in the Hermitage is a joint project of the Hermitage and the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia lending on this occasion more than 150 works of art, whose works mainly come from the Fortuny Museum, the house and atelier of the genial artist in the Palazzo Pesaro degli Orfei in Venice: one of the twelve Venetian Civic Museums.

We are proud to be part of the exhibition displaying one Delphos gown, one printed velvet Eleonora dress with the very rare pair of shoes made with the Fortuny fabric and two advertising pages from the early 20-th century fashion magazines.
Delphos and Peplos pleated dresses.
Delphos and Peplos pleated dresses.
Whole-cut sleeveless pleated silk satin Delphos dress of light olive color from the collection of Shoe Icons.
Whole-cut sleeveless pleated silk satin Delphos dress of light olive color from the collection of Shoe Icons.
On the right - a full length velvet with gold printed Venetian lace pattern tabard gown Eleonora from Shoe Icons collection.
On the right - a full length velvet with gold printed Venetian lace pattern tabard gown Eleonora from Shoe Icons collection.
Fortuny fabric shoes made by W.H. Smith to complement the dress.
Fortuny fabric shoes made by W.H. Smith to complement the dress.
Print design by Fortuny.
Print design by Fortuny.
Wooden blocks for printing on fabric.
Wooden blocks for printing on fabric.
Mickey Riad from Fortuny Spa. and exhibition curator Tatiana Lekhovich mounting the Delphos dress.
Mickey Riad from Fortuny Spa. and exhibition curator Tatiana Lekhovich mounting the Delphos dress.
Exhibition curators Daniela Ferretti and Tatiana Lekhovich.
Exhibition curators Daniela Ferretti and Tatiana Lekhovich.
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