Proust’s Muse, The Countess Greffulhe

In the video below, Valerie Steele discusses the legendary wardrobe of Élisabeth de Caraman-Chimay, the Countess Greffulhe (1860–1952), with Tanya Rivero of the Wall Street Journal‘s Lunch Break.


And don’t miss Laura Jacob’s review, of Proust’s Muse in which she explains how “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 is on view through January 7, 2017 at The Museum at FIT.

Add commentIn Blog Press September 28th, 2016

Dark Glamour

May 11, 2016 | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Hartford, CT

Dr. Valerie Steele, author of Gothic: Dark Glamour and director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, will speak about Gothic themes in high fashion and in sub cultural style, charting their relationship with art, film, literature, and music. Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by The Costume & Textile Society of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation. Learn more here.

Add commentIn Appearances Blog May 3rd, 2016

Fashion Unfiltered – an interview

Katherine Zerrella of Fashion Unfiltered asks me about the turmoil happening within the fashion landscape right now for her “What the  F#@%, Fashion?” series.

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Add commentIn Blog Press March 23rd, 2016

The New Potato – an interview

I reveal a few of my favorite things in this interview with The New Potato . . . including French toothpaste and Daphne Guinness.

Valerie Steele in the archives of The Museum at FIT

Valerie Steele in the archives of The Museum at FIT

Add commentIn Blog Press February 15th, 2016

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