"Such authors as Proust, Edmond de Goncourt and Robert de Montesquiou, her uncle, wrote about Greffulhe’s outfits, almost turning themselves into fashion critics while minutely reporting on each detail. Such excerpts are displayed alongside the dresses. “It’s very rare to have so much literature on somebody’s outfits,” says the museum director."Byzantine dress by Worth, 1904
expo robes de la comtesse de Greffulhe (1860-1952), Galliera, Paris
Herbert Luey Evening dress | Met Museum | ca. 1890 One of the cases where the back of the gown certainly exceeds the front. Such spectacular draping! This is what happens with proper fabric choice, ladies and gents.