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Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« on: November 28, 2006, 10:54:36 AM »
Does anybody know where  this two dresses of Sissi can be ?




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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2006, 12:28:22 PM »
The second one, worn during the Hungarian coronation, was gifted to the diocese of Veszprém, where - following the traditions - different vestment pieces were made of it. Two of them is still to be found in the Cathedral of Veszprém.
The gala dress shown on Winterhalter's portrait did not survive.

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2006, 01:59:43 PM »
Thank you very much Dboro for this infomation. But can you tell me the exact name of this Cathédral ?
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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2006, 05:09:40 AM »
Here is a photograph of the so-called Polterabendkleid which you can see at the Sisi Museum - but it's not the original one.

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2006, 09:16:38 PM »
Is there a book on Sisi dresses ?  ???

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2006, 08:58:23 AM »
Is there a book on Sisi dresses ?  ???

No, I don't think so.
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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2006, 02:17:52 PM »
Oooooh I just adore the last dress posted. Gorgeous....gorgeous....gorgeous ;)
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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2006, 03:13:47 PM »
I agree Kim! So lovely and feminine, would look great on you and with that train, would be perfect for work!!  ;D
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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2006, 03:22:06 PM »
 ;D ;D One haughty flick of the train and MRSA would go out of the window :P
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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2006, 03:27:12 PM »
 ;D ;D

None of those beautiful diamond stars in your hair either Kim!! Remember "Bling harbours bugs"  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2006, 05:32:18 PM »
I think Sisi had excellent fashion sense and could look beautiful if she wanted too. That is why whenever she was available to appear in Vienna for a public function (in court dress & jewels) there was always great anticipation on what she will wear. She seldom disapoints... ::)

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2006, 09:23:07 PM »
Here is a photograph of the so-called Polterabendkleid which you can see at the Sisi Museum - but it's not the original one.



This is a gorgeous dress. Thank you for sharing this picture.

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2006, 12:40:48 PM »
The interesting point about that dress is there is a verse in Arabic embroided onto the dress.  I forgot what it exactly said but something along the lines of leaving her youth and freedom.

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2006, 08:18:30 PM »
Sounds like touches of Duke Max who liked exotic refferences.  ;)

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« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2006, 06:35:07 PM »
In the early 1980s I went to an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC that reatured the clothing of the late 1890s and early 1900s.

You would not believe how small Sisi's waist was.  The dress was a "mourning" dress, similar to the one in the photo above.

I don't rmember much about the rest of the exhibition, just how tiny her waist must have been.