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Offline Ally Kumari

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Re: Imperial Women's, Men's and Children's Clothing & Accessories
« Reply #300 on: March 13, 2009, 05:44:06 AM »
well, in Russian there lived Tartars. Itr would be only natureal if they "contributed" to the culture....

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« Reply #301 on: March 15, 2009, 08:32:57 AM »
Going on with the 'colours of the grand duchesses' court gowns' theme, Meriel Buchanan in 'Memories of Imperial Russia' recounts the court procession at the Feast of the Epiphany in 1911 where she recalled the "blaze of exquisite jewels, the resplendent old court dresses with their stiffly-embroidered gold petticoats, their long hanging sleeves and trains of velvet......Much of the details I have forgotten [how could you, Meriel], but......I can recall....the vivid, cornflower blue of the Grand Duchess Cyrill- the marvellous sapphires and diamonds that flashed on her kakoshnik; the olive green of the ofer court ladies; the ruby velvet of the Demoiselles d'Honneur".  She also mentions "the soft, rose-coloured velvet overdress of one of the young Grand Duchesses" but not which Grand Duchess it was!  The Dowager Empress was wearing "cream-white velvet" and Alexandra wasn't mentioned - it isn't clear if she was there - the Emperor came to St Petersburg especially for the event so perhaps she stayed behind.

I wondered at first if the 'Xenia' court gown might actually be that of Victoria Melita, but cornflower blue is actually a light blue, a little like the forum borders in fact but even lighter.  So I think we could add this colour to the list:
Ladies in waiting: green
Maids of honour: crimson
Special colours of the Grand Duchesses:
Xenia Alexandrovna: Dark blue
Maria Pavlovna the Elder: Dark orange
Ella: aqua
Elizabeth Mavrikievna: dull yellow
Victoria Melita: mid/light blue

I had a look in 'Greek Minny's' journals but she was rather lukewarm about the whole Russia thing and didn't go into detail, alas.

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Re: Imperial Women's, Men's and Children's Clothing & Accessories
« Reply #302 on: April 06, 2009, 09:29:04 AM »
Hi Katmaxoz,

That first photo identified as "Grand Duchess Anastasia" I don't think is correct.  I would guess it is GD Militza, wife of GD Peter.

The second one identified "GD Anastasia" is the right one...

Does anyone know for sure who the first one is?

Larry

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« Reply #303 on: April 07, 2009, 12:48:18 AM »
Does anyone know for sure who the first one is?

Larry

The Montengerin sisters were sometimes like twins. But that first photo is GDss Anastasia (Stana).

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Re: Imperial Women's, Men's and Children's Clothing & Accessories #2
« Reply #304 on: May 18, 2009, 07:16:24 PM »
I'm sorry if this has already been asked, but does anyone know what a Romanov wedding would be like, perhaps how a wedding gown would look?

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Re: Imperial Women's, Men's and Children's Clothing & Accessories #2
« Reply #305 on: May 19, 2009, 02:06:50 AM »
Alexandra┬┤s wedding dress - drawn by Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fyodorovna in a letter to Queen Victoria



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Re: Imperial Women's, Men's and Children's Clothing & Accessories #2
« Reply #306 on: May 23, 2009, 07:47:51 AM »
I'm sorry if this has already been asked, but does anyone know what a Romanov wedding would be like, perhaps how a wedding gown would look?

The imperial family wore a "uniform" for weddings with the women in formal cloth of silver court gowns and the traditional Romanov diamond jewels as accessories.  See the pictures below. Click on them for greater detail.

enjoy:

















and the gown would be something similar to this:








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Re: Imperial Women's, Men's and Children's Clothing & Accessories #2
« Reply #307 on: May 23, 2009, 10:14:22 AM »
Thanks

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Re: Imperial Women's, Men's and Children's Clothing & Accessories #2
« Reply #308 on: May 30, 2009, 06:51:40 PM »

Thank you so much for these pictures.  They're just gorgeous!