Dress belonging to empress Maria Feodorovna

Thousands of sparkling sequins, pearls and jetbeads all hand embroidered by nameless seamstresses for the Empress dowager Maria Feodorovnas wonderfull black tulle-satin-and-lace dress in 1912. The dress was designed by the fashionable Brissac – couturier to the Imperial court and the grand ladies of Sct. Petersburg, and was exhibited at the 2019 easter exhibition, comemorating the centenary of the empress´ escape from Crimea in 1919. This dress was packed in the imperial truncks onboard the Marlborough dreadnought and was later given as a present to Maria Feodorovnas chambermaid. It presently belongs to a private collection.