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.

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.

Design for a replica of a gown worn by Elizabeth of Austria in a painting by Franz Russ (c.1860).

Design for a replica of a gown worn by Elizabeth of Austria in a painting by Franz Russ (c.1860).

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.

Lady-in-waiting's ceremonial court dress, O. Bulbenkova's workshop, St. Petersburg, late 19th century. State Hermitage Museum, via Teatime at Winter Palace's Tumblr. According to the Alexander Palace Time Machine, ladies-in-waiting were married women who wore a green velvet court gown; they occupied a higher position in the Imperial Household than the maids of honor, unmarried women who wore crimson velvet. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE IMAGES.

Lady-in-waiting's ceremonial court dress, O. Bulbenkova's workshop, St. Petersburg, late 19th century. State Hermitage Museum, via Teatime at Winter Palace's Tumblr. According to the Alexander Palace Time Machine, ladies-in-waiting were married women who wore a green velvet court gown; they occupied a higher position in the Imperial Household than the maids of honor, unmarried women who wore crimson velvet. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Maria Fyodorovna. Made by Atelier Izambard Chanceau / embroidery by A. Laman's workshop (?), St. Petersburg. 1880s. State Hermitage Museum (link: http://testmain.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1246817/?lng=en). Other photos are via Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES. [It is unlikely that this is a maid-of-honor's court dress, which was a uniform embellished with a completely different…

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Maria Fyodorovna. Made by Atelier Izambard Chanceau / embroidery by A. Laman's workshop (?), St. Petersburg. 1880s. State Hermitage Museum (link: http://testmain.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1246817/?lng=en). Other photos are via Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES. [It is unlikely that this is a maid-of-honor's court dress, which was a uniform embellished with a completely different…

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Restoration dress? Yes, I love it....it would be perfect in a winter setting with a fabulous birch wooded area for the ceremony. Think Fairies abd beautiful people.... =-P

Restoration dress? Yes, I love it....it would be perfect in a winter setting with a fabulous birch wooded area for the ceremony. Think Fairies abd beautiful people.... =-P

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