Mother of black and gold! There are hardly any words to do this creation anywhere near justice. I simply adore the golden patterned embroidery throughout, and of course, the peplum really adds the depth needed.
Court gown belonging to Grand Duchess Ksenia Alexandrovna (sister of Nicholas II), late 19th - early 20th century. Photo: Collection of the State Museum "Tsarskoye Selo." Via the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum-Preserve on Facebook.