IMPERIAL RUSSIA WINTER PALACE BALL~ 1903. The last imperial ball before the Bolshevik Revolution. Elaborate embroidered and bejeweled costumes with jeweled tiaras .
Princess Irina Volodarovna (Ирина Володаровна ) by Arthur Orlenov. http://io.ua/5165137# | 20th century Russian painting | Slavic royal women | Kievan Rus | 11th century medieval noblewoman | Byzantine Empire in Art
Grand Duchess Ksenija Aleksandrova sister of Tsar Nicholas II during the costume ball at the Winter Palace in 1903.
Russian sarafan, as the person whom I pinned this from said, it's out of period, but still lovely. According to this source: it's a Sarafan from the province of Tver.
Countess Sofia Alexandrovna Ferzen at the Winter Palace Costume Ball, St. Petersburg, 1903. by ~VelkokneznaMaria.
THE BALL OF 1903 ~ Gowns for masquerade ~ Parents of Felix Yusupov, murderer of Grigoriy Rasputin in the gowns of Russian nobles of the 17th century // The couple survived in Revolution and left Russia for Rome. Their descendants still live in Greece.
translation of description: Swan Song reenactor: Russian folk warm clothing. Books on Russian folk costume.