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Ceremonial Court Costumes of Grand Duchess Tatiana Nicholaievna & Grand Duchess Olga Nicholaievna
c. 1913

Olga's (right): St. Petersburg, workshop of O.N. Bulbenkova
Dress (bodice, skirt, train) of white satin, open bodice with large oval décolletage, with pointed lower front; long sleeves, folded back with partially edxposed arm-holes, bell shaped skirt with folds at the back; detachable train at waist, with soft folds at back, finished with draped tuille and garlands of artificial flowers, panel of pink velvet at the front, with pearl buttons, kokoshnik (head-dress) of pink velvet
length: bodice 35. cm, skirt 138 cm, train 262 cm
Tatiana's (left) St. Petersburg, workshop of O.N. Bulbenkova
Dress (bodice, skirt, train) of white satin, open bodice with large oval décolletage, with pointed lower front; long sleeves, folded back with partially edxposed arm-holes, bell shaped skirt with folds at the back; detachable train at waist, with soft folds at back, trimmed with lace matching the color of the dress, garlands of artificial roses and a a panel of pink velvet, with pearl buttons, kokoshnik (head-dress) of pink velvet
length: bodice 31. cm, skirt 140 cm, train 267 cm

These ceremonial dresses were made for the eldest daughters to wear for the 300th anniversary of the House of Romanov. The Empress had a tradition to dress the elder pair of daughters alike, and the younger pair alike. Tatiana's costume comes from the Alexander Palace and has the mark "T.N:" embroidered on the waist in pink silk, indicating that this dress belonged to Grand Duchess Tatiana Nicholaevna.

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