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Offline Dominic_Albanese

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Re: Costume Ball 1903
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2004, 06:08:49 PM »
Does anyone know what happened to Alix's costume from the Ball?  In particular that enormous stone (an emerald or was it a ruby, I can't remember).  What a marvelous display those costumes would be.

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Re: Costume Ball 1903
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2004, 08:00:31 PM »
It was recently on display in London at the Hermitage Rooms in Somerset House. It is magnificent. The Tsars costume is in the Kremlin Collections but AF's is kept in the Hermitage Collections

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Re: Costume Ball 1903
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2004, 08:25:23 AM »
The Nicky's costume is in the Kremlin,like the jewels (the biggest emerald in the world) which are in the Diamond Found.
The Alix' costume is in the Hermitage,like Xenia's,Zinaida Yusupova's,and Maria Giorgievna's.The Historical Museum keep a costume,maybe the Maria Pavlovna the Elder's one.

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Re: Costume Ball 1903
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2004, 02:18:05 PM »
Does anyone know what color Xenia's gown was?  For some reason, I always picture it as a pale pink with gold trim.

BTW, did you know that one of Natalie Portman's costumes from Attack of the Clones was based on Xenia's ball ensemble?  You can really see the resemblance-especially in the concept sketch!

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I just thought that was interesting.

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Re: Costume Ball 1903
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2004, 06:59:01 PM »
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Does anyone know what color Xenia's gown was?  For some reason, I always picture it as a pale pink with gold trim.


It may very well have been pale pink, as in Kurth's book Tsar there is a picture of a fan and opera binoculars that she wore to the ball, and they are in a pale pink color.

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Re: Costume Ball 1903
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2004, 07:34:45 PM »
That's right!  Now I remember!  

I sometimes have "colorized" pictures and I did Xenia's gown in pink with gold beading.
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« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2004, 04:20:45 AM »
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« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2004, 09:35:26 AM »
The front of the golden sarafan worn by Empress Alexandra Feodorovna to the 1903 Costume Ball was edged with enormous, emerald-cut emeralds.

You can observe in modern illustrations that, at some point during intervening years, these stones have been removed from their settings.

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« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2004, 09:52:39 AM »
Yes,you're right.The pearls which are always on the costume are false:so they always here!By the way,like the Xenia's ones...

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Re: Costume Ball 1903
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2004, 01:19:26 PM »
As all of you had help me for my master, with so much kindness, I want to offer you a little gift... The following pictures are colored by myself after the gowns keeping in the museums and the memories of the time... There is an impostor: me!
I hope you will enjoy them! But please, if you want to add them in some web sites or something like that, mention my name! (Lisa from the AP Association for exemple...) ;)

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Re: Costume Ball 1903
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2004, 01:23:37 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2004, 01:27:31 PM »
Oh, wow!  They're wonderful!  How did you color them?

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Re: Costume Ball 1903
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2004, 02:01:28 PM »
Beautiful I My compliments ! I would love to order prints ! What great cards they would make !!
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« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2004, 02:14:31 PM »
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Oh, wow!  They're wonderful!  How did you color them?

I color them with Adobe Photopshop Elements 2...
Thanks!

Robert, if you want I could create a card with some yext, send it you; and you can print it with a beautiful paper (photos paper I mean...)

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« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2004, 02:55:43 PM »
Thank you very much, Lisa. That would be wonderful.  You have done a truely beautifol work here !  I have seen attemps before, but nothing has come close to what you have accomplished,
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