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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2009, 01:19:32 AM »


It was exhibited in the so-called "Wagenburg" next to Schönbrunn. Unfortunately we weren't allowed to take pictures.

Last year we also visited an exhibition about Rudolf in Laxenburg. In one of the showcases we saw Elisabeth's underpants. They were enormously big. The guy there told us that these kind of underpants were bonded around her waist.
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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2009, 02:29:08 PM »
Bonded around her waist?

By what means? Glue? Welding? Rivets? Cord?  :D

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2009, 06:42:11 PM »
About Sissi’s things I posted one link in other thread about Sissi, here you can see dresses (although they have been posted), three fans, two umbrellas, a box with some things and more, Sadly the page isn’t in English but you will understand it easily, here is the link…

http://erzsebetkiralyne.wbs.cz/OSOBNI_VECI.html
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« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2009, 11:33:24 PM »
Bonded around her waist?

By what means? Glue? Welding? Rivets? Cord?  :D

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2009, 12:01:57 PM »
Another picture of the famous dress


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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2009, 07:20:11 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... ::)

I agree completely with you. Not only dresses and jewels... her hairdos, fans, umbrellas, hats and all that she wore
was excellent.
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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2009, 07:30:54 PM »
Do you know what happened with her famous stars of her official portrait?
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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2009, 02:04:04 AM »
Do you know what happened with her famous stars of her official portrait?
From what I can tell from this Japanese documentary, they are at a museum of some kind in Wienna.

Maybe someone here understands Japanese and can explain what they say about the famous stars.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIbuT3k3MqQ

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2009, 07:05:13 PM »
Thank you I'll see it tomorrow. And other question, do you know if the jewels that she used when
she was coronated queen of Hungary still exist? I saw copies of the dress and the veil, but anything about her jewels
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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2009, 08:53:03 PM »
I think some of her jewls went to her children. I saw a diamond star owned by her in a museum in Vienna.

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2009, 07:59:32 PM »
I know that when the Crown Prince Rudoplh died, Sissi gave her jewels to her two daughters,
perhaps the crown and bracelets were given to them, but I think that is impossible to know where
are exactly them.
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« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2009, 10:49:11 PM »
Some of those jewels were sold at auction in Vienna a few years ago. I have the catalogue here, somewhere.
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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #43 on: September 26, 2009, 03:38:18 PM »
What jewels are included in the catalogue that you're talking about?
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« Reply #44 on: September 26, 2009, 04:01:07 PM »
Nothing I think you would be interested in, The catalogue is in German, which I do not read, but it looks like mainly cyphers, monograms, jeweled medals and an amazing collection of jeweled, miniature collection of helmets and hats from the various  military  units from all accross the Empire. Almost like Faberge. I take these were a wedding, coronation or some other celebratory gift. The jewels themselves  are in another catalogue I cannot find at the moment. But you might try the Dorotheum Auction House, Vienna, they may have it  in their online archive.
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