Nicholas II of Russia and Alexandra Fyodorovna, Alix of Hesse, in Russian dress Ball in the Winter Palace, 1903 was a famous luxurious ball during the reign of the emperor Nicholas II of Russia in the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg (February 11 and 13). All the visitors were in fancy dresses on a fashion of 17th century (times of Alexis of Russia, 2nd tsar from Romanov dynasty). Tsar Nicholas Ii, Fancy Dresses, Alexandra Feodorovna, Russian, Masquerades Ball, Costumes Parties, 17Th Century, Costumes Ball, Winter Palaces
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Princess Zenaida Yussupova (2 Sep 1861 – 24 Nov 1939) at the 1903 costume ball in the Winter palace. She was a Russian noblewoman best known as the mother of Prince Felix Yusupov, the murderer of Rasputin. As a leading figure in pre-Revolutionary Russian society, she was famed for her beauty and the lavishness of her hospitality. In private, she became a severe critic of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna.
studio photograph of Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich (younger brother of czar Nicholas II) wearing 17th century boyar dress at the costume ball which took place in the Winter Palace on February 11 and 13, 1903, by court photographer Levitsky, St. Petersburg.