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Born in Granada, Spain, raised in Rome and Paris and based in Venice, Italy, the fashion designer Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) was famed for his Delphos series of elegant and intricately hand-pleated lightweight silk gowns. First designed and introduced during the early 1900s, his garments were coveted by the aristocracy during the early 20th century, with the figure hugging pleats — a trade secret devised with his wife Henriette Negrin — becoming known as Fortuny pleats.

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