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Replica of Empress Elisabeth ("Sisi") of Austria's dress

A dress worn by my favorite historical lady, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Sissi.

Left: Empress Sissi of Austria in her wedding dress by Franz Xaver Winterhalter. Right: Romy Schneider as Sissi in wedding dress in the movie "Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin" (Sissi -the young empress), 1956.  The costumes were designed by Leo Bei, Gerdag and Franz Szivats.

Left: Empress Sissi of Austria in a portrait by Franz Xaver Winterhalter. Right: Romy Schneider as Sissi in the movie "Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin" (Sissi -the young empress), The costumes were designed by Leo Bei, Gerdag and Franz Szivats.

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White cotton gauze dress embroidered with beetle wings, embroidered in India for export, ca Kent State University Museum

vestido branco de Sissi a imperatriz daAustria com as estrelas nos cabelos - Pesquisa Google Imperatriz Isabel da Áustria, por Franz Xaver Winterhalter, no Hofburg, Viena. Tem o cabelo enfeitado com estrelas de ouro branco cravejadas de diamantes.

Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Elisabeth of Austria, oil on canvas, Dress by Charles-Frederick Worth

Dress worn by Empress Elisabeth of Austria, late 1800s. Sissi Museum, Hofburg Palace, Vienna.

Dress worn by Empress Elisabeth of Austria, late Sissi Museum, Hofburg Palace, Vienna.

Court gown belonging to Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna (sister of Nicholas II), late 19th - early 20th century. Photo: Collection of the State Museum "Tsarskoye Selo." Via the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum-Preserve on Facebook.

Court gown belonging to Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna (sister of Nicholas II), late - early century. Photo: Collection of the State Museum "Tsarskoye Selo." Via the Tsarskoye Selo

Catherine the Great's Royal Dress | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (She was quite the woman as this ensemble attests. LC)

Catherine the Great's Royal Dress, Catherine Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia (ruled as Empress

Kimono dressing gown - OK, this isn't actually from "today" but what a gorgeous way to re-work a floral kimono!

Kimono dressing gown, c. This blue dressing gown began as a "furisode" or "swinging sleeves" kimono, a type worn only by young unmarried women, but was converted into a Victorian styled dress. For more information, click image.

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