greffulhe_galliera_0583_0 Pierre Antoine Musee Galliera

From the exhibit, a Worth housecoat/tea-gown in the foreground, in the center, a modified cape from Tsar Nicolas II and hanging a portrait of Countess Greffulhe© Pierre Antoine

© Pierre Antoine Photo of a gown, a cape from Tsar Nicolas II gave Countess Greffulhe a sumptuous ceremonial cloak known as a “khalat”, from Bukhara (present day Uzbekistan) on a visit to France in 1896. Paul-César Helleu, Portrait of Countess Greffulhe, 1891 in the background, Worth, housecoat or tea-gown, circa 1897, Dark blue cut voided velvet on green satin ground, Valenciennes lace