Imperial Court Costume - Alexander Palace Time Machine - court gown of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna 1894

Court Gown of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, Sister of Nicholas II By Court Couturiére Mme. Olga Nicholaevna Bulbenkova Petersburg, 1894 Blue Velvet, white silk and gold thread Pavlovsk State Museum-Preserve

Shoes 1914, French, Made of silk and leather

Pumps Designer: Pierre Yantorny (Italian, Date: Culture: French Medium: leather, silk Dimensions: Length: 10 in.

Circa 1900 Pink Silk Taffeta Dressing Gown In Kimono Style via Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

ornamentedbeing: “ Dressing Gown Iida Takashimaya, 1900 The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: “Pink silk taffeta dressing gown in kimono style with embroidered naturalistic chrysanthemums and butterflies in polychrome silks. Silk plain weave lining,.

Neoclassical silk evening dress with metallic trim, Ca.1800. I always thought that the Empire waistline was very practical when women were either pregnant or recovering from childbirth almost constantly.I shudder to think what corsets were like later- they even had "pregnancy corsets"! The poor mothers & babies.

Gallery of early vintage clothing at Vintage Textile Neoclassical silk evening dress with metallic trim,

Blue and white day dress, ca. 1863. From the Bowes Museum.

Elaborate 1863 saxe blue and white silk dress designed to give the effect of a loose fitting coat, knee length in front, train at the back, over a high necked dress buttoned all the way to the ankles attached to coat by self bows each side.