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Lady-in-waiting Anna Okulova by Orlov, 1837
Russian Court Gown
Unfortunately this is only the side of it, but look at the detail! Fabulous!
A Russian Imperial Court dress from the late Regency period of the 1820s. It is made of a blue silk moire, or watered silk, fabric. In reference to other Russian Court dresses, this one is moderately simple. It is interesting to see how the Court dress stayed true yet changed with the fashions at the same time.
Notice how the layers of fabric and decoration at the hems and how they are weighted with what looks like piping (with a very large cord). This was all done by HAND!