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 fitnyc.edu.
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Courtesy, Nadar / Galliera / Roger-Viollet
Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
Seventh Ave. at 27th St.Manhattan, NY 10001