Fortunato. Italian writer. In 1917 he organized the first Congresso Nazionale dell’Industria e del Commercio dell’Abbigliamento (National Congress of Clothing Manufacturers and Merchants) in Rome, in which those invited from Milan did not participate, in order to avoid disputes with the trade unions who were fighting for an eight hour workday. In 1938 he wrote Profili di un’opera e di un programma whose purpose was to encourage the development of Italian writing about fashion and, as requested by the Fascist regime, to make the Italian fashion industry more prominent than the French one.