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Court Dress Accessories: 1926, sequined and embroidered silk. Envoy, Mrs. Emily (Emilia Edla) Saastamoinen (née Carssen 1884-1965) purchased an ensemble for the reception of the Prince of Wales in 1926.

Court Dress Accessories: 1926, sequined and embroidered silk. Envoy, Mrs. Emily (Emilia Edla) Saastamoinen (née Carssen 1884-1965) purchased an ensemble for the reception of the Prince of Wales in 1926.

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.

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.

“A magnificent court dress of Empress Maria Fyodorovna ”

“A magnificent court dress of Empress Maria Fyodorovna ”

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Grand Duchess Maria Fyodorovna, Russia (?), 1860s. Silk, tulle, metallic thread, artificial flowers. State Hermitage Museum (link: http://www.hermitage.guide/costume/costume1.html). It is possible that Maria Fyodorovna donned the dress for her engagement to Tsarevich Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia (see detail from Mihály Zichy´s painting of the event, via Imperial Russia's Tumblr). CLICK FOR VERY LARGE IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Grand Duchess Maria Fyodorovna, Russia (?), 1860s. Silk, tulle, metallic thread, artificial flowers. State Hermitage Museum (link: http://www.hermitage.guide/costume/costume1.html). It is possible that Maria Fyodorovna donned the dress for her engagement to Tsarevich Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia (see detail from Mihály Zichy´s painting of the event, via Imperial Russia's Tumblr). CLICK FOR VERY LARGE IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress of a maid of honor to the Empress of Russia,

Ceremonial court dress of a maid of honor to the Empress of Russia,

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

Russian court dress designed by Olga Nikolaevna Bulbenkova (1835-1918), and would have be made in the late 19thC/early 20thC

Russian court dress designed by Olga Nikolaevna Bulbenkova (1835-1918), and would have be made in the late 19thC/early 20thC

Courting Dress circa 1750. Does this make my hips look big? Look at the detail on the bodice though! Stunning.

Courting Dress circa 1750. Does this make my hips look big? Look at the detail on the bodice though! Stunning.

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.

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