Sep 23, 2016
—Jan 7, 2017

Proust's Muse

Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
Seventh Ave. at 27th St.
Manhattan, NY 10001


This exhibition focuses on the real-life inspiration for Marcel Proust’s character Duchesse de Guermantes from his lengthy novel, In Search of Lost Time. The duchess was modeled after Élisabeth, Comtesse de Greffulhe, considered a renowned beauty in her time. The show concentrates on her wardrobe, consisting heavily of dresses fashioned with lace bodices and billowing taffeta. For more information, visit

Courtesy, Nadar / Galliera / Roger-Viollet



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