1854 Ball in the New Palace (Empress Alexandra Feodorovna) by Adolph von Menzel (Hermitage).

The rules for this ball plainly specified costumes, evident with the men; the women wear Russian court dress with broad bands on their skirt bottoms. The Ladies' wear A-line skirts - there is no evidence of a dome or bell shape to be seen.

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