Dresses for the belle of the retro ball

Christie’s Interior Sales this week put the spotlight on the 20th century with modern prints, fashion and iconic furniture.

23rd September, 2006

Christie’s Interior Sales this week put the spotlight on the 20th century with modern prints, fashion and iconic furniture. Leading the sale are two Delphos dresses by Mariano Fortuny.

The first, of topaz pleated silk, is sleeveless and weighted with striated Venetian glass beads (€4,400-€5,800); the second, shell pink pleated silk, has a short over-tunic and batwing sleeves (€3,000-€3,700).

A Spanish painter, stage and dress designer based in Venice,...

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