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Robe of the tsarina

Catherine the Great

Period: 1763, Russia

We created the following Rococo dress for a documentary about czarina Catherine the Great of the TV station ZDF. As model served a painting by Fyodor S. Rokotov.
The dress, based on an original cut from the second half of the 18th century, is made from hand-painted, bejeweled silk just like the original fabric. Corresponding to the painting the silk sash was dyed as well. 

The top was crafted on top of a linen bodice and is closed with hidden hooks and eyelets at the back. The front and back end in a train.
The cape made of velvet was embroidered with the Russian double-headed eagle and lined with ermine (faux fur).

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