Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Bulbenkova (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. Late 19th to early 20th centuries. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread. State Hermitage Museum (links: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1263422/?lng=en, http://www.hermitageline.ru/ru/blog/view/bal). Other photos are via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.
Ceremonial court dress belonging to Grand Duchess Maria Fyodorovna, Russia (?), 1860s. Silk, tulle, metallic thread, artificial flowers. State Hermitage Museum (link: http://www.hermitage.guide/costume/costume1.html). It is possible that Maria Fyodorovna donned the dress for her engagement to Tsarevich Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia (see detail from Mihály Zichy´s painting of the event, via Imperial Russia's Tumblr). CLICK FOR VERY LARGE IMAGES.
Ceremonial court dress of a maid of honor to the Empress of Russia,
Court dress, possibly made in Paris in 1838. Worn by Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791-1847), Napoleon's second wife and empress consort of the French from 1810 to 1814. Collection of Museo Glauco Lombardi, Parma. Images via Museo Glauco Lombardi on Facebook.
Court dresses belonging to Grand Duchesses Olga Nikolaevna and Tatiana Nikolaevna, O. N. Bulbenkova's Workshop, St. Petersburg, 1913. Satin, tulle, velvet, artificial flowers, artificial pearls. State Hermitage Museum, via Ghosts of Imperial Russia on Tumblr. Whereas there are minor differences between the two extant gowns, the 1913 photo by Boissannas et Eggler of St. Petersburg shows Olga (left) and Tatiana (right) wearing virtually identical gowns. CLICK THROUGH FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES…
Court dress (by Piero Tosi), tiara and amethyst set, from the movie "Ludwig" (1972). Worn by Izabella Telezynska in the role of the "Queen Mother" for the scene depicting Ludwig II of Bavaria's 1864 coronation. Photos courtesy of la_gatta_ciara on LiveJournal.