Thursday, January 13, 2011

Gowns of Two Tsarinas


Melanie has a post on the gowns of Empress Maria Feodorovna and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. I saw some of the gowns when they were displayed in Wilmington, DE. about twelve years ago.


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4 comments:

Georgette said...

What a gorgeous painting! YOu can just FEEL the silks, velvet and fur!

Beautiful cut work on that yellow gown. So 1800s. :)

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

Love these gowns! Can you imaging wearing such fabulous pieces?


~ Gabriela ~

elena maria vidal said...

Aren't they sumptuous, Georgette?

Yes, Gabriela, I CAN!

The North Coast said...

The coronation robe she wears is the most beautiful I've ever seen. It's not deep purple, but appears to be a soft plum, my favorite color, and the silver ornamentation is really unusual and exceptional.

And the painting is incredible, with textures that are palpable, and beautiful colors.

The subject herself is very lucky in her looks, too. The painter must have enjoyed painting such a pretty subject in such luscious fabrids.