1820 Russian court dress The glittering arches are not conforming to the folds of the dress the way the band of passimenterie at bottom and the row of rouleaux above…the decoration forms a (probably) heavy cage around the bottom of the skirt.
Russian Court dress Empress Marie Feodorovna, wife of Emperor Paul I. In century Russia the nobility spent most evenings at grand balls during the winter months. They wore their most exquisite gowns and jewelry dripping from every inch of their bodies.
Court dress of the Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia. Originally Princess Dagmar of Denmark, Marie Feodorovna married Emperor Alexander III and was the mother of the last Emperor of Russia, Nicholas II.