Author Topic: Looking for a Picture of a Deep Blue and Gold Court Dress - Alix's or Xenia's?  (Read 7891 times)

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Tsarina_Liz

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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
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is this the dress you were talking about?


Tsarina_Liz

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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
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 :)

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!

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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.

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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
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.
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PssMarieAmelie

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I think that was the one. The embroidery is beautiful..

Anastasia_R

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Oohhhh.These dresses are sooo beautiful GORGEOUS!! :o

Tsarina_Liz

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Yep, that's it - thanks!   ;D

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

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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

Tsarina_Liz

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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...

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i don't think i have every seen alix or anybody for that matter in that dress. but i agree its stunning!  :o ;D

Tsarina_Liz

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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.

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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 ;-)

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I'm also wondering what this dress was....