The Countess Greffulhe clearly appreciated the sophisticated subtlety of Jeanne Lanvin, one of the greatest fashion designers of her era, whose work reached its height in the 1930s. Even in her seventies, the Countess continued to adopt advanced fashions, such as the coat on the right with almost Surrealist effects.
Left: Jeanne Lanvin
Evening gown, summer 1937
Tulle and crepe
GAL1964.20.38AB, gift of the Gramont family to the Palais Galliera
Right: Jeanne Lanvin
Day coat, 1936
Silk satin, wool, metal, fur
GAL1964.20.31, gift of the Gramont family to the Palais Galliera
Proust’s Muse, The Countess Greffulhe runs through January 7, 2016 at The Museum at FIT in NYC.