>> An excerpt from the article:
In its day the dress was extremely modern, even daring. Fortuny sought out new colors dreamed up by chemists and pioneered a way to pleat silk with tiny folds by treating it with metallic salts.
This is in the early twentieth century, but can you imagine - pleating silk with salts? How quaintly archaic. I'm just in awe.
But that's not the only thing that caught my attention - something about the accompanying picture of Ms. Oates is just so inspirational to me - the little straw hat, the wizened face, the bobbed brown hair, and the red shirt... there's just this unexplainable magnetism.