Proust's Muse

WHEN:

September 23rd 2016 to January 3rd 2017
Free Entry

WHERE:

The Museum at FIT, 7th Avenue at 27 Street, New York, 10001

WHAT:

The Museum at FIT is collaborating with the Palais Galliera (Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris) on Proust's Muse, an exhibition focusing on the wardrobe of Élisabeth, Comtesse de Greffulhe, whose beauty and elegance was one of the main inspirations for Marcel Proust's fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes from his novel la recherch du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time).

Marie Anatole Louise Élisabeth de Riquet de Caraman-Chimay, known as Élisabeth, was born on July 11, 1860. She was the eldest daughter of one of the richest men in Belgium and, at the age of eighteen, the young princess married the handsome and wealthy vicomte Henry Greffulhe. She was, however, much closer to her cousin, Robert de Montesquioiu. An Aesthete of highly refined tastes, Montesquiou had a profound influence on Greffulhes style of dress.

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