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Re: Imperial Women's, Men's and Children's Clothing & Accessories
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2004, 08:18:00 AM »
Quite so.  The amount of vintage clothing still available to buy that has astonishing workmanship is quite surprising.
Being in the business (sort of) I am constantly amazed by the amount of work that the late 19th and early 20th century garments display, particularly with underclothes and linen.
Labour must have been terribly cheap (well we know that it was) as the amount of tucking and pleating, trimming and embroidery that one finds on chemises and petticoats is impressive.  Trying to recreate these garments now is so expensive that I have to buy originals to use for the stage, as it is much cheaper.
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Re: Imperial Women's, Men's and Children's Clothing & Accessories
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2004, 03:08:13 PM »
Olga,
Thank you for posting those pictures! Did you get them from the Historical Boy's Clothing website?

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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2004, 08:42:37 PM »
I think those photos came from the Hermitage's digital collection at http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/html_En/ . There are a number of costumes there that are from the Imperial family... mostly from Alexandra's early years in Russia. Some are also from the Yussopov collections. It also says that the four dresses of the Grand Duchesses shown above are underdresses. They are beautiful aren't they?
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Re: Imperial Women's, Men's and Children's Clothing & Accessories
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2004, 08:57:22 PM »
I just love this old clothing and the amazing detail that was put into these garments.

I was fortunate enough to receive a 1920's baby dress from my uncle as a gift for the birth of my first daughter.It is absolutely exquisite looking.The detail of the lace and things on it is incredible.It kind of resembles the little dresses of OTMA in the picture that Olga posted.But the dress I have doesn't have all the lacey ruffles that these dresses have.It's such a same clothing like this isn't made anymore.
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« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2004, 11:02:34 PM »
I got them from the Hermitage website.  :)

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Re: Imperial Women's, Men's and Children's Clothing & Accessories
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2004, 12:11:09 PM »
I was bored this past weekend so I popped in my "Nicholas & Alexandra" movie. I love looking at the costumes. I noticed something during the scene celebrating MF's birthday. The women were at dinner, had their gloves on, but the hand part of the glove was kinda pulled back, (I've seen gloves worn the same way in the move "The Age of Innocence"). Were the hand part of the gloves flaps or something that could be pulled on and off for eating and such?

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« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2004, 01:16:52 PM »
Angie_H - I found the following info on a website -  http://www.operagloves.com/history.html  - which seems to explain the question you asked:

"In the Victorian and Edwardian periods, it was considered absolutely essential for a lady or gentleman to keep their gloves on at all times, even when bathing, and kid gloves were supposed to be skintight to a degree that would impress a modern-day fetishist. In fact, gloves in the Victorian period were so skintight that ladies were unable to button their mousquetaires without assistance, hence the invention of the buttonhook! It was, in fact, considered improperly alluring for women to put on or entirely remove opera-length gloves in public, and several etiquette writers of the time advised women to put on their long gloves at home before venturing outdoors. The button- or snap-fastened wrist opening which is the characteristic feature of the mousquetaire was put to very good use in this respect by many ladies of the period, who would slip their hands out through the opening to eat or drink while keeping the glove itself on."

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« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2004, 01:49:50 PM »
This is a great and unexpected topic. Wearing gloves even while bathing, though?!  ::)

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« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2004, 02:05:07 PM »
WOW, the things ya learn. That is neat.

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« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2004, 04:45:07 PM »
Did OTMA ever wear any really long gloves?  Are there any photos of them wearing these gloves?  I just think they are such a nice touch to enhance one's beauty and femininity.  Let's post pictures of the girls in these gloves since you don't really see many photos of them with fancy gloves on.  I'll start with the picture of Olga and Tatiana in their regimental uniforms (I'm pretty sure they were wearing gloves).




And one of Olga on horseback:

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Re: Imperial Women's, Men's and Children's Clothing & Accessories
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2004, 05:49:57 PM »
Did they wear elbow length gloves with court dress? They're not wearing them in this pic
http://hydrogen.pallasweb.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=family;action=display;num=1098270336

But in the Nicholas & Alexandra movie they had MF, Alix and other ladies wearing them
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« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2004, 06:41:19 PM »
I would think it de rigeur to wear the gloves  while in court dress- for a court function, but perhaps not for a photograph.

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Re: Imperial Women's, Men's and Children's Clothing & Accessories
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Re: Imperial Women's, Men's and Children's Clothing & Accessories
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2004, 07:29:35 AM »
In these pics you can see Alix wearing one glove



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Re: Imperial Women's, Men's and Children's Clothing & Accessories
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2004, 05:25:36 PM »
You just gotta love those elbow lenght gloves.They look so elegant.
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