different types of traditional Russian headdresses (up left to right): Kichka (Kika), Venets, Povyazka; down: Kokoshnik (two types) "If you ignore tradition, you ignore what we are made of"
1903 costume ball in the Winter Palace, St. Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna (senior) wears a boyarynya (a noble woman in ancient Russia) fancy dress in the fashion of the century.
Princess Zinaida Nikolaevna Yusupova at a costume ball in 1903
Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna - the daughter of Russian Emperor Alexander II and Empress Maria Alexandrovna. Maria married Prince Alfred the Duke of Edinburgh, the second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.