Dress of Tsarina Alexandra Romanova (1872 – 1918) - Empress consort of Russia as spouse of Nicholas II, the last Emperor of the Russian Empire. Remembered as one of the most famous royal carriers of the haemophilia disease and for her support of autocratic control over the country. Her notorious friendship with the Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin was also an important factor in her life.’
Cloth of gold coronation gown worn by Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia (6th June 1872 – 17th July 1918) for her coronation 1894. Dresses ordered for the imperial family were embroidered at the Novotikhvinsky Convent workshop that specialized in gold threadwork.
Tiaras purported to have belonged to Sophia Petrovna Durnovo. the tiara on top is of turquoise and diamonds, Russian type, reminiscent of the kokoshnik form. The second tiara of diamonds with very large charming opals, is typical of the times, "Restoration", and the third consisting of diamond flowers and leaves.
White tulle and chiffon evening dress with silver brocade belt, by Nadezhda "Hope" Lamanova, Russian, early 20th C. Decorated with lace, sequins, and silver embroidery. Made for Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. #edwardian