Rococo gown

of Tsarina Catherine the Great

Period: 1763, Russia

This rococo dress was created for a ZDF documentary film about Tsarina Catherine the Great based on a painting by Fyodor S. Rokotov from the second half of the 18th century. The dress is made of hand-painted silk trimmed with ‘precious stones’, modelled on the original fabric. The multi-layered sleeves are made of antique lace, as is the decolette edging.

The velvet cape is embroidered with the double-headed eagle and lined with ermine (faux fur).

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