Coronation Dress worn by Tsaritsa Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia, May 14, 1896
Grand Duchess Maria Feodorovna, Tsesarevna of Russia and Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich Tsesarevich of Russia.
Maria Feodorovna Princess of Württemberg, Grand Duchess of Russia 1777 by Alexander Roslin Maria Feodorovna Princess Sophie Marie Dorothea Auguste Louise of Württemberg. (25 October 1759 – 5 November 1828) was the second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia and mother of Tsar Alexander I and Tsar Nicholas I of Russia.
Evening dress of Empress Maria Feodorovna, 1886-93
Scanned from Russian Elegance
Maria Feodorovna (Princess Dagmar of Denmark) as a bride. She became Empress Consort of Russia to Czar Alexander III. She was the sister of Queen Alexandra of Great Britain & mother of the last czar (Nicholas II).
Court Dress. 1860's. Dress worn to court was the most elaborate and expensive ensemble in a lady’s wardrobe. In addition to a skirt worn over a very large crinoline, a train extending for several metres was an essential feature of court dress. Young debutantes would spend hours practising how to curtsey and walk backward in such an elaborate ensemble before their first presentation at court. Victoria and Albert Museum.
The Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna and her son Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, 1896. The Dowager Empress was surprised to be a widow at the age of 46, suddenly demoted from Queen of Russia. She disliked being upstaged by her daughter-in-law, Alexandra, who she considered unfit to be Empress of Russia. She had to be ordered by the court to share the Crown Jewels with Alexandra! Marie known as "Minnie" was from Denmark. She and Alexandra were polar opposites: Minnie loved court society while Alexand