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Fortuny At Hammond Castle Museum: Exhibit Opening
September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$15.00
September 6th 7 – 9pm: Fortuny At The Castle: Exhibit Opening:
Join us to be one of the first to view two rare, Mariano Fortuny and to celebrate their addition to the Hammond Castle Museum Collection. Head Archivist Alana Rooke will speak about the discovery and identification of these rare gowns, any necessary restoration and preservation efforts and their connection to Hammond Castle Museum.
Fortuny at The Castle:
It’s not every day one discovers vintage couture tucked away in a closet. Recently, a visitor on a tour noticed some iconic fabric and raised the point that she believed them to be Mariano Fortuny gowns. She was right! Both garments, dating between 1920 and 1930, are velvet tabard gowns in Fortuny’s “Eleonora” Renaissance style and feature the famous pleating. The two gowns have never-before been on display and were neatly folded on a shelf in Irene’s closet for decades. Luckily for us, the Hammond’s cataloged much of their lives and we were able to locate the original documents regarding the very special gowns in our own records.
These never before seen vintage, couture gowns will go on display for a brief 3 weeks in September. Nowhere else in the United States are any Fortuny gowns on public display.