Worth “Lily Dress”
Proust’s Muse, The Countess Greffulhe runs through January 7, 2016 at The Museum at FIT in NYC.
Evening gown, known as “La Robe aux Lis” (the lily dress), circa 1896, altered later
Black silk velvet, ivory silk satin appliqués in the form of lilies embroidered with metal sequins and glass pearls; modern collar
GAL1978.20.1, gift of the duc de Gramont to the Musée Galliera
Worth Evening Cape
Evening cape, known as the “Russian cape,” circa 1896, altered 1904
Embroidered maroon silk velvet with a roseate pattern, metal yarn, machine lace, braid with multi-colored silk thread, gold lamé taffeta, cotton tulle
GAL1980.189.16, gift of the duc de Gramont to the Palais Galliera
Exhibition Images – Proust’s Muse, The Countess Greffulhe
- By The Museum at FIT
- In Objects
- Tagged with exhibition installation press
- On 30 Sep | '2016
And don’t miss, the Wall Street Journal’s video of Tanya Rivero interviewing Valerie Steele who describes in detail a number of the incredible dresses in the exhibition!
Since the Palais Galliera does not allow its exhibitions to be photographed, we have provided installation photographs, by staff photographer Eileen Costa, that you may view and share from our Flickr album.
The exhibition design was conceived and developed by MFIT’s architect Kim Ackert together with Valerie Steele and Olivier Saillard, with lighting by Eric Steding. Note, in particular, the use of mirrors. As the Observer describes, they “force the viewer to really look at the clothes from every angle, to gaze, to stare in awe, to really admire the craftsmanship behind every piece.” Laura Jacobs at the Wall Street Journal states that “Ms. Steele brings both ardor and restraint to “Proust’s Muse,” as well as a subtle sense of the reverberations between life and art, the mirror and the camera.”
Proust’s Muse, The Countess Greffulhe runs through January 7, 2016.