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Discussions about Russian History => Their World and Culture => Topic started by: Tsarina_Liz on November 25, 2005, 08:02:36 PM

Title: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?
Post by: Tsarina_Liz on November 25, 2005, 08:02:36 PM
I've been through the boards one or two times and I, for some reason, cannot find a picture I am desperate to find even though I know I've seen it here.

It's a picture, possibly from the Hermitage, of a deep blue (velvet?) court dress that was identified as belonging to Alix.  Does anyone know where I can find a pic?  Thanks,
 - Liz
Title: Re: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?
Post by: Nastya on November 25, 2005, 09:43:54 PM
is this the dress you were talking about?

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c308/Romanovlover/kdress.jpg)
Title: Re: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?
Post by: Tsarina_Liz on November 25, 2005, 10:27:29 PM
Not quite.  This one appeared to be completely blue with gold embroidery.  But maybe I was seeing it from an above shot.  Now I'm gonna have to think about it!   ;D
Title: Re: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?
Post by: koloagirl on November 27, 2005, 02:33:48 PM
 :)

I believe that the blue embroidered dress actually
belonged to Grand Duchess Xenia -- I just saw it
on one of the exhibition websites the other day, can't remember which one -- duh!

Janet R.
::)
Title: Re: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?
Post by: Margarita Markovna on November 27, 2005, 05:03:43 PM
I've got the Nicholas and Alexandra exhibit catalogue but my digital camera isn't installed yet (had to reformat computer) so it'll be a while before I can post it. But I'm almost positive it's in there, if anyone else has it.
Title: Re: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?
Post by: Sarushka on November 28, 2005, 12:02:13 PM
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I've got the Nicholas and Alexandra exhibit catalogue but my digital camera isn't installed yet (had to reformat computer) so it'll be a while before I can post it. But I'm almost positive it's in there, if anyone else has it.
I thought it was there, too, but I can't find it in my copy. The closest thing I could come up with was a blue dress belonging to a lady-in-waiting...

The photo Nastya posted comes from an article by Nick Nicholson on the main AP Time Machine page:
Imperial Court Costume (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/ctCostume.html)
The caption seems to indicate that the blue dress belonged to Alexandra, but my computer won't load all the photos on that page, so I can't be certain.
Title: Re: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?
Post by: PssMarieAmelie on November 29, 2005, 03:23:38 AM
I think that was the one. The embroidery is beautiful..
Title: Re: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?
Post by: Anastasia_R on December 03, 2005, 07:37:30 PM
Oohhhh.These dresses are sooo beautiful GORGEOUS!! :o
Title: Re: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?
Post by: Tsarina_Liz on December 03, 2005, 11:17:30 PM
Yep, that's it - thanks!   ;D

So how much do you think that dress would cost in today's world?  
Title: Re: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?
Post by: PssMarieAmelie on December 25, 2005, 04:59:20 AM
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Yep, that's it - thanks!   ;D

So how much do you think that dress would cost in today's world?  


I'd say about 3 million. If only I had that money.. ::) ;D
Title: Re: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?
Post by: Tsarina_Liz on December 25, 2005, 10:54:59 AM
I wonder how long it would take to put that thing completely together!  Think of all the months of labor went into that one dress...
Title: Re: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?
Post by: grandduchess_42 on December 25, 2005, 02:05:43 PM
i don't think i have every seen alix or anybody for that matter in that dress. but i agree its stunning!  :o ;D
Title: Re: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?
Post by: Tsarina_Liz on December 26, 2005, 05:10:52 PM
Maybe she never wore it?  After all, I thought that she would have worn only white and her ladies on down the line would have worn the colors.
Title: Re: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on October 02, 2009, 12:53:58 PM
Sadly a pair was deleted, can you re post it? The other one is very beautiful too, the other
must look much better, so it must be incredible ;-)
Title: Re: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?
Post by: katmaxoz on October 02, 2009, 05:28:09 PM
I'm also wondering what this dress was....
Title: Re: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?
Post by: Alixz on October 03, 2009, 01:39:25 PM
Try the thread on Russian and European Court Dress in this sub forum.   reply #46  It is an overhead shot of the blue dress, and the underskirt is ivory.

Alixz
Title: Re: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on October 05, 2009, 06:58:45 PM
Thank you very much for the fact Alixz I'll search it
Title: Re: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?
Post by: Alixz on October 06, 2009, 09:56:37 AM
I love blue and that dress is indeed one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.