Coat and waistcoat, France. About 1729. Coat: silk velvet, trimmed with gold lace. Waistcoat: silver brocade, trimmed with gold lace. © The Moscow Kremlin Museums, This elegant coat and waistcoat demonstrate how closely the Russian court was following European fashion in the 1720s. The richness of the gold lace suggests that the ensemble was intended for Peter II’s wedding to Princess Ekaterina Dolgorukaya, but unfortunately Peter died of smallpox the morning of the ceremony.