This poem is a tribute to Mariano Fortuny, a Spanish-Italian artist and designer of the 19th and 20th century. While his interests spanned across many different creative pursuits including painting, set design, photography, industrial design, fashion and textile arts, he is most famous for his finely pleated Delphos dresses. Today it is still not known exactly how such fine and precise pleats were achieved and preserved with the existing technology of the time.