Grand Princess Elena Pavlovna of Russia attributed to Johann Heinrich Schroeder (Leon Wilnitsky)

This shows just how simple Directoire dress was, a sheet of cloth, something like muslin, with some attention paid to the sleeves, tied with a cord below the bust. Such flimsy dress required supplemental insulation in the form of a wrap.

Keywords:  Elena Pavlovna née Romanov, Grand Princess, Princess, Romanov family, Mecklenburg family, curly coiffure, jeweled headdress, scoop neckline, epaulettes, full sleeves, Empire waistline, close skirt, wrap


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