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Fortuny pleating?

BelleBeryl | Posted in Fabric Guidance on

Has anyone tried to do Fortuny pleating? Which fabric did you use for it?

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  1. ThreadsMagazineWeb | | #1

    In the Delphos dress, Fortuny's famous pleated gown, very light silk was used. But Fortuny closely guarded his secret way to do the pleating. For a similar look, but not quite so expensive, nylon or polyester fabrics can be used. See Sarah McFarland's interview with Designer Babette Pinsky for more information on the techniques that can be used: https://www.threadsmagazine.com/2011/12/23/the-talk-is-pleating-with-designer-babette-pinsky

    Mariano Fortuny also typically used glass beads to edge his garments. Learn how to create this type of edging here: threadsmagazine.com/2014/03/17/how-to-make-fortuny-style-beaded-edges

    Hope this helps!
    Best,
    Christine, Threads digital content manager

  2. user-7345708 | | #2

    I deal in vintage clothing and the 1920s is, to me, the OMG era!!!

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