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Beaux Mondes Designs: Catherine The Great's Coronation

Empress Catherine II, Russia They must have been exhausted dragging all that around all day.

Johanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp (24 October 1712 – 30 May 1760) was a princess of the House of Holstein-Gottorp and later the Princess of Anhalt-Zerbst. She is best known as the mother of Catherine the Great of Russia.

ARGUNOV, Ivan Petrovich Portrait of an Unknown Peasant 1784 Oil on canvas, 67 x 54 cm State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

The gown is made of luxuriant silver silk, with lace sleeves and a lace bertha around the neckline.  Embroidered golden eagles serve as the repeated pattern throughout with ermine trim at the hem.  The blue sash, worn from the right shoulder to the waist, represents the Order of St. Andrew the First Called and is principally bestowed upon the royal family.

18th Century Costume Archives: Catherine the Great’s Coronation Gown

придворные дамы российской империи - Cerca con Google

Franz Kruger - Empress Alexandra Feodorovna after 1836 - State historical museum, Moscow. This is a much copied portrait of the empress

state hermitage museum dress | ... and metal threads, copper, gold lace, gilt. The State Hermitage Museum

Uniform Dress of Catherine II to the uniform of the Preobrazhensky Life Guards Regiment St Petersburg, Russia 1763 Silk and metal threads, copper, gold lace, gilt

Jacket and petticoat ca. 1718 From the Museu del Disseny

Catalonia Jacket and petticoat Silk velvet, silver and gold thread Museu del Disseny

1745 Anne Keppel, Countess of Albermarle by Thomas Hudson

1745 Anne Keppel, Countess of Albemarle by Thomas Hudson (Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter UK)