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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2006, 08:30:11 PM »
Yes...the fruits of her diet and exersise. She was way ahead of Jane Fonda.

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2006, 10:12:40 PM »
It is so odd that I just mentioned having gone to that exhibition at the Met in NY and then I found the catalogue on Ebay!

After all these years, I can get the exhibition catalogue that I didn't buy in 1980.

It is called Imperial Style and it features the clothing of the Hapsburg Empire.

If there are any new pictures, I will post them.

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« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2006, 12:15:12 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.

I think she kept her waist at around 18-20 inches!

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« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2006, 07:24:58 PM »
Here is a partial picture of the dress I was talking about.


The book was a disappointment as it showed more paintings than actual costumes and dresses.


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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2007, 11:57:53 PM »
One more thing, one of the books I read on Sissi said that she was often "sewn into" her riding habits.  Also that she wore" improper underwear"  I think that was so there would be no "panty lines".  Who knows, but she was very very concerned about her appearance until after Rudoph died.  Then it is said that she wore only black and gave up wearing her extensive jewelry collection.

She is an intersting albeit sad lady.  I wonder how any of us would have done in her place.  She was so young when she married and was (as were most of her contemporaries) sadly unprepared to become an Empress.

Arch Duchess Sophie sounds formidable.  The kind of mother-in-law who sends shivers of terror down the spines of her daughters- in-law.

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2007, 08:40:34 PM »
She did ! However once Sisi discover the power of her beauty and popularity, she managed to keep her at arms link. ;)

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2009, 02:50:18 PM »
I always thought that those Hungary-coronation photos were her best. She looks stunning and that dress is awesome. Not one of other photosets of her is as beautiful as this one.

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2009, 02:52:06 PM »
Hereīs that amazing dress:

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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2009, 03:16:10 PM »
Indeed is....
When i was in Vienna i saw some of her dresses and the one which she was killed with.... I even got postcards of them i found at home only those two... More  are comming


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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2009, 03:31:53 PM »
The other ones (That scanner is playing with my nerves look what he did on the first picture... )

 (because the postcards are connected one by one)



Our favourite dress






And my favourite portrait and dress


They are probably not new but have seen very little part in websites.... usually the first one.....
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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2009, 03:34:03 PM »
Those dresses were beautiful, but I bet terribly annoying to wear. Those skirts and corsets couldnīt have been comfortable at all.

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« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2009, 03:53:11 PM »
Ou they are not comfortable.... This summer there was some sort of carnival... i wore such type of dress and it's really heavy it's like you are holding a kid on your back...
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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2009, 07:21:11 PM »
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NOTE RE: THIS THREAD

my immediate choices were:

1 photos of the empress & her family

2 her jewelry

3 dolls in her image

or

4 create a thread


--- > since none of my pics
contain a person or face
most are not of jewelry
and
none are of dolls...

guess which option i chose?  

lol   :-)


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the carriage in which Elisabeth rode to her wedding
(brought to Austria by Marie-Louise after N's fall)



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the train of Elisabeth's wedding gown



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this gown & wrap, brought to Vienna as part of her trousseau, are embroidered w/ Hebrew
(the wrap reminds me of a Jewish prayer shawl...)





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one of Elisabeth's hofkleider





pieces from her collection of mourning jewelry



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copy of the Worth gown worn for the Hungarian Coronation





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the gala coach the Elisabeth rode in to be crowned queen of Hungary


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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2009, 08:00:16 PM »
I haven't seen that jewels.

The same dress

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2009, 08:12:09 PM »
I found it was Sissi's

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