Gowns of the last two Romanov Tsarinas

13 March 2012

The Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia (6th June 1872 – 17th July 1918). Before the Revolution, the Russian royal family lived surrounded by enormous wealth and luxury in enormous palaces. Incredibly some of the gorgeous gowns worn by the Empress have survived and can still be seen today…

You can still see the clothes that she wore at her coronation on the 14th of May 1896.

You can also see clothes worn by Alexandra’s mother in law, the Empress Marie Feodorovna (26th November 1847 – 13th October 1928).

The dress she wore at her coronation on the 27th of May 1883.

Further recommended reading:

The Last Empress: Life and Times of Alexandra Feodorovna, Tsarina of Russia

The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power and Pageantry in the Reign of Nicholas II

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