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Re: Designs by Worth and Other Haute Coutures: Part II
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2006, 07:25:46 AM »
A photo of Marie Fyodorovna wearing this dress:



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Re: Designs by Worth and Other Haute Coutures: Part II
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2008, 03:53:25 AM »
I'm going to post some photos of early 20th century Russian haute couture. The first is an evening gown made for the Empress Alexandra by one of her favorite designers, Auguste Brisac. He had a "workshop" in St. Petersburg.


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Re: Designs by Worth and Other Haute Coutures: Part II
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2008, 03:54:25 AM »


A dress created for Empress Alexandra by Auguste Brisac.

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Re: Designs by Worth and Other Haute Coutures: Part II
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2008, 03:55:47 AM »


A dress created by Auguste Brisac for the Empress Alexandra.

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Re: Designs by Worth and Other Haute Coutures: Part II
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2008, 03:56:49 AM »


Another evening gown created by Auguste Brisac for Alexandra.

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Re: Designs by Worth and Other Haute Coutures: Part II
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2008, 03:57:49 AM »


An evening gown created for the Empress Alexandra by an unknown designer.

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Re: Designs by Worth and Other Haute Coutures: Part II
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2008, 03:58:51 AM »


An evening gown created for the Empress Alexandra by Auguste Brisac.

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Re: Designs by Worth and Other Haute Coutures: Part II
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2008, 03:59:37 AM »


A visiting gown created by Auguste Brisac for the Empress Alexandra.

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« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2008, 04:01:24 AM »


This dress was created for the Empress Alexandra by Nadezhda Petrovna Lamanova, a designer from Moscow. She would later play an important role in the development of Russian theatrical costume during the Soviet era.

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Re: Designs by Worth and Other Haute Coutures: Part II
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2008, 04:02:59 AM »


This evening gown was created for the Empress Maria Feodorovna by the Parisian designer Fromont.

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Re: Designs by Worth and Other Haute Coutures: Part II
« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2008, 04:38:51 PM »
Thank you, Nadya_Arapov, for posting the wonderful pictures of the gowns Auguste Brisac created for Alexandra. They are marvelous.
Are they shown in a museum?

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Re: Designs by Worth and Other Haute Coutures: Part II
« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2008, 02:16:57 AM »
These gowns are absolutely beautiful! What size are they by modern standards does anyone know?

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Re: Designs by Worth and Other Haute Coutures: Part II
« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2008, 04:18:39 AM »
You're welcome. They are part of the Hermitage's collection, Gabriella. I have no idea if they are still on display. They were shown as part of an exhibition about the Tsar and his family that took place in the 90s.

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Re: Designs by Worth and Other Haute Coutures: Part II
« Reply #43 on: March 04, 2008, 07:58:16 PM »
Not according to the book by the Hermitage (Nicholas and Alexandra, Sergei Mironenko, ed.). According to that book, his name was Auguste Brisac and he left his "workshop" to his son V. Brisac.

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Re: Designs by Worth and Other Haute Coutures: Part II
« Reply #44 on: March 25, 2008, 10:31:02 AM »
Stunning gowns, Nadya - thanks so much for sharing these.



A visiting gown created by Auguste Brisac for the Empress Alexandra.

The detail on the lower skirt is amazing - anyone know the proper term for this type of thing?  The sleeves and bodice are also lovely.  It's hard to tell exactly what this colour is though - it looks like a pinkish-taupe, or something that maybe started out as mauve and then faded??



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