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Proust’s Muse, The Countess Greffulhe

Proust’s Muse, The Countess Greffulhe showcases some 40 garments and accessories once owned by the celebrated beauty, fashion icon, and patron of both arts and sciences who was the inspiration for the Duchesse de Guermantes in A la recherche du temps perdu. Crafting her image like a work of art, she cultivated an elegant signature style that highlighted her svelte, wasp-waisted figure. Charles Worth, Jeanne Lanvin, and Nina Ricci are among couturiers represented.