I don't normally like the Edwardian look with the Pouter Pigeon waist, but this - now, this! Gorgeousness.

I don't normally like the Edwardian look with the Pouter Pigeon waist, but this - now, this! Gorgeousness.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Bulbenkova (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. Late 19th to early 20th centuries. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread. State Hermitage Museum (links: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1263422/?lng=en, http://www.hermitageline.ru/ru/blog/view/bal). Other photos are via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Bulbenkova (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. Late 19th to early 20th centuries. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread. State Hermitage Museum (links: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1263422/?lng=en, http://www.hermitageline.ru/ru/blog/view/bal). Other photos are via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

1903, house of worth...if that isn't a real life version of Belle's dress from Beauty and the Beast, then I am the Tooth Fairy

1903, house of worth...if that isn't a real life version of Belle's dress from Beauty and the Beast, then I am the Tooth Fairy

Evening gown, Callot Soeurs, ca. 1908-10. Made for Grace (Mrs. Cornelius) Vanderbilt. Museum of the City of NY via Fashion Class and Jet Lag

Evening gown, Callot Soeurs, ca. 1908-10. Made for Grace (Mrs. Cornelius) Vanderbilt. Museum of the City of NY via Fashion Class and Jet Lag

Old Edwardian shoes -- http://quietudeblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/edwardian-style-heels.html

Old Edwardian shoes -- http://quietudeblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/edwardian-style-heels.html

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