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19th Century Fashion
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.
Court presentation ensemble, possibly by Worth, 1896, at the Met. Emily Warren Roebling, who helped supervise the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, wore this gown and pair of shoes for her formal presentation to Queen Victoria. See: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/159528?rpp=30&pg=1&ft=court+presentation+ensemble&pos=1; http://eregwen.livejournal.com/814849.html;
Coronation dress (bodice and skirt), 1872, Norwegian Folk Museum, via DigitaltMuseum. Photos: Reinsfelt, Anne-Lise / Norwegian Folk Museum. Worn to the Norwegian coronation of King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway in 1873. Silk satin dress. Low-necked bodice with long wide sleeves, silver tassels and cords. Skirt with silver fringe.