11. Minisode: Proust's Muse, The Countess Greffulhe

Welcome to our first Unravel mini-episode where we give you a smaller slice of fashion history. In this episode, Dana and Jasmine talk about their visit to the current exhibition at the Museum at FIT Proust's Muse, The Countess Greffulhe. The exhibit "features extraordinary fashions from the legendary wardrobe of Élisabeth de Caraman-Chimay, the Countess Greffulhe (1860–1952). A famous beauty celebrated for her “aristocratic and artistic elegance,” the countess was a fashion icon comparable to Daphne Guinness today."

Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Seventh Avenue at 27 Street
New York City 10001-5992

Image credit: Photograph by Paul Nadar, the Countess Greffulhe wearing the “Lily Dress” created by the House of Worth, 1896. 
© Nadar/Galliera/ Roger-Viollet.

Dana Goodin