Fortuny Pleat

fortuny pleat

The invention of the accordion pleat came somewhere between 1870, when modern dancer Loïe Fuller was performing the popular Skirt Dance at London’s Gaiety Theater, and her invention of the Serpentine Dance. This is same technique – resulting in a free-floating dress created using unstructured tiny-pleated silk fabric hung from the shoulder – that was used by Mariano Fortuny to create the iconic Delphos Gown. Twirl in this contemporary interpretation of the Fortuny Pleat by Opening Ceremony.

Read the Story: Fuller Skirts