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Empire bridal dress

after an original of the Hermitage St. Petersburg
 
 

Period: Romantic, 1805

This Empire bridal dress from the old Russia was made of hand-woven raw silk, which has been ornamented with numerous silk flowers in form of antique roses. The high-raised top was designed with a front cover that hides the actual buttons of the dress. It simultaneously raises the breast to create the Empire typical silhouette.


The bride is wearing a turban adorned with precious 'gems' and a huge ostrich feather; this kind of headgear was also quite common during that time. The veil is made of sheer silk organza.

Price category: C