Court dresses

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Bulbenkova (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. Late 19th to early 20th centuries. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread. State Hermitage Museum (links: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1263422/?lng=en, http://www.hermitageline.ru/ru/blog/view/bal). Other photos are via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Bulbenkova (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. Late 19th to early 20th centuries. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread. State Hermitage Museum (links: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1263422/?lng=en, http://www.hermitageline.ru/ru/blog/view/bal). Other photos are via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

Russian court dress, Worth, ca. 1888. Silver moiré skirt and emerald green silk velvet boned bodice with matching 12-foot train. It is trimmed with a band of silk fringe and velvet ruffles. Indianapolis Museum of Art

Russian court dress, Worth, ca. 1888. Silver moiré skirt and emerald green silk velvet boned bodice with matching 12-foot train. It is trimmed with a band of silk fringe and velvet ruffles. Indianapolis Museum of Art

Ceremonial court dress, Ivanov workshop, St. Petersburg, Russia, late 19th to early 20th centuries. State Hermitage Museum, via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress, Ivanov workshop, St. Petersburg, Russia, late 19th to early 20th centuries. State Hermitage Museum, via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

Imperial Russian court dress, House of Worth, c. 1888. Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Imperial Russian court dress, House of Worth, c. 1888. Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Front detail of a Late 18th century Russian court dress

Front detail of a Late 18th century Russian court dress

Court dresses belonging to Grand Duchesses Olga Nikolaevna and Tatiana Nikolaevna, O. N. Bulbenkova's Workshop, St. Petersburg, 1913. Satin, tulle, velvet, artificial flowers, artificial pearls. State Hermitage Museum, via Ghosts of Imperial Russia on Tumblr. Whereas there are minor differences between the two extant gowns, the 1913 photo by Boissannas et Eggler of St. Petersburg shows Olga (left) and Tatiana (right) wearing virtually identical gowns. CLICK THROUGH FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES…

Court dresses belonging to Grand Duchesses Olga Nikolaevna and Tatiana Nikolaevna, O. N. Bulbenkova's Workshop, St. Petersburg, 1913. Satin, tulle, velvet, artificial flowers, artificial pearls. State Hermitage Museum, via Ghosts of Imperial Russia on Tumblr. Whereas there are minor differences between the two extant gowns, the 1913 photo by Boissannas et Eggler of St. Petersburg shows Olga (left) and Tatiana (right) wearing virtually identical gowns. CLICK THROUGH FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES…

“A magnificent court dress of Empress Maria Fyodorovna ”

“A magnificent court dress of Empress Maria Fyodorovna ”

Court dress belonging to Grand Duchess Louise of Baden. Court train: 1856 (Berlin); skirt: 1870/80, bodice: 1880/1911 (Baden). Badisches Landesmuseum. Velvet, metal thread, silk fabric, gold lame. The grand duchess (pictured left with her daughter, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden) wears a similar skirt in a 1900s photo courtesy of Carolath Habsburg Tumblr. Photos of the dress: Badisches Landesmuseum; Badische Heimat 2002 (via Badisches Landesmuseum on zum.de); Cheryl Hammond…

Court dress belonging to Grand Duchess Louise of Baden. Court train: 1856 (Berlin); skirt: 1870/80, bodice: 1880/1911 (Baden). Badisches Landesmuseum. Velvet, metal thread, silk fabric, gold lame. The grand duchess (pictured left with her daughter, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden) wears a similar skirt in a 1900s photo courtesy of Carolath Habsburg Tumblr. Photos of the dress: Badisches Landesmuseum; Badische Heimat 2002 (via Badisches Landesmuseum on zum.de); Cheryl Hammond…

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (née Victoria of Baden) wearing court dress and a necklace from the Leuchtenberg sapphire parure, in a photograph dated 1907 (courtesy of Carolath Habsburg Tumblr). Her gown closely matches a dress created for her by Anna Gröber in 1906 that is now in the collection of the Royal Armory in Stockholm. Color photograph of the Leuchtenberg parure (necklace and earrings) via royals-and-quotes on Tumblr. CLICK THROUGH FOR BIGGER IMAGES.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (née Victoria of Baden) wearing court dress and a necklace from the Leuchtenberg sapphire parure, in a photograph dated 1907 (courtesy of Carolath Habsburg Tumblr). Her gown closely matches a dress created for her by Anna Gröber in 1906 that is now in the collection of the Royal Armory in Stockholm. Color photograph of the Leuchtenberg parure (necklace and earrings) via royals-and-quotes on Tumblr. CLICK THROUGH FOR BIGGER IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress of a maid of honor to the Empress of Russia, St, Petersburg, 1830s. Velvet, silk, metallic thread, gold embroidery. State Hermitage Museum, via http://www.hermitage.guide/costume/costume1.html. CLICK FOR LARGE, HIR-RES IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress of a maid of honor to the Empress of Russia, St, Petersburg, 1830s. Velvet, silk, metallic thread, gold embroidery. State Hermitage Museum, via http://www.hermitage.guide/costume/costume1.html. CLICK FOR LARGE, HIR-RES IMAGES.

Replicas of Empress Elisabeth of Austria's tiara and court dress, by D'Elia Salon. Installation photos via "Mythos Sisi" article on Myheimat.de. D'Elia Salon exhibited 12 dresses at the Sisi Schloss Unterwittelsbach, all copies of gowns worn by the empress in portraits. Various portraits from the 1850s and '60s show the empress wearing this style of court dress: an 1863 painting by Franz Russ, at bottom (via Nata Volga on LiveInternet) and an undated portrait right above (via Gogmsite.net).

Replicas of Empress Elisabeth of Austria's tiara and court dress, by D'Elia Salon. Installation photos via "Mythos Sisi" article on Myheimat.de. D'Elia Salon exhibited 12 dresses at the Sisi Schloss Unterwittelsbach, all copies of gowns worn by the empress in portraits. Various portraits from the 1850s and '60s show the empress wearing this style of court dress: an 1863 painting by Franz Russ, at bottom (via Nata Volga on LiveInternet) and an undated portrait right above (via Gogmsite.net).

Historic Deerfield 1760s silk brocade court dress

Historic Deerfield 1760s silk brocade court dress

Court dress [British] (C.I.65.13.1a-c) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Court dress [British] (C.I.65.13.1a-c) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Hungarian court dress ca. 1870 From the Museum of Applied Arts - Very similar to my 1860's ball gown.

Hungarian court dress ca. 1870 From the Museum of Applied Arts - Very similar to my 1860's ball gown.

Tea at Trianon: Marie-Antoinette and Court Dress

Tea at Trianon: Marie-Antoinette and Court Dress

Imperial Court Costume - Alexander Palace Time Machine - court gown of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna 1894

Imperial Court Costume - Alexander Palace Time Machine - court gown of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna 1894

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