Mariano Fortuny

Thanks to VA for finding this terrific page highlighting one gorgeous Fortuny gown, as well as the video that follows. We'll read more about him later in the book, but it's interesting that this sale page quotes Proust.  Wonder what it sold for...

And here's a video from Otis Fashion College showing more of his gorgeous clothes:

UPDATE 5/9/11: Thanks to un home sobrer in Barcelona for sending this link to a Fortuny exhibition held there some time ago. He points out that Mariano Fortuny Madrazo (Granada 1871 - Venice 1949) was the son of Catalan painter Marià Fortuny i Marsal,  who died all too soon in Rome in 1874. This kind of international cultural sharing is quite amazing!