Norman Hartnell - Ballgowns fit for a Queen
A fter visiting the Queen Elizabeth II Cecil Beaton exhibition at the VandA a few months back, I came out with a complete ballgown cru...
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Coronation suit, Red wool suit and Coat and waistcoat of Peter II - Alain.R.Truong
Coronation suit of Peter II, 1727, Museum no.TK-1935 © The Moscow Kremlin Museums Red wool suit worn by Peter II, 1727-1730,...
Dress of Empress Maria Fyodorovna, by Charles Frederick Worth's Firm, Paris, 1890s, at the State Hermitage Museum. Two bodices; velvet, satin, lace, silk and silver thread, metal and glass beads, paste; embroidered.
Uneasy lies the Head that Wears a Crown
I watched the Young Victoria last night and the emotional punch was real it is incredible its director and actors and screenwriter were able to accomplish in 2 hours what Daisy Goodwin could not do in...
Court train, by Nicaud of Paris, 1901, Paleis Het Loo. Photos: Stef Verstraaten. From the trousseau of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. The gala bodice was created later. Silver wire, glass beads, tulle, tarlatan. Louis XVI-style embroideries.
Ensemble, Borre Lorentsen & Co.: ca. 1870-1900, Danish, silk, velvet, silk tulle, hand-embroidered with silk and metallic threads, sequins and beads. Digitalt Museum: Nasjonalmuseet
Formal court mourning dress of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, made by Fanni Scheiner, dated after 1877. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien / Wagenburg und Monturdepot. Photos: (Top): Joshua Greene; (Bottom): Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Bodice of black satin trimmed with Chantilly lace and jet bead embroidery, black satin skirt with bustle and train, black lace bonnet and black velvet veil-mask edged with black lace.