ca. 1859 Alexandra photo by George Hansen


Clara Bow was hyped as the "It Girl" by 1920s Hollywood. Princess Alexandra of Denmark had "It" well before Ms. Bow.

Spots removed from background and lower left corner repaired with Photoshop and sepia tone removed by gogm.

Alexandra grew up in a relatively poor household - she recycled the flounces of her wedding dress before realizing all of that economy was completely irrelevant. But she was fashion conscious through much, though not all, of her life. This photo of her is an outstanding example of pagoda sleeves and under-sleeves. Her crinoline dress has a round, not vee, waistline.

Keywords:  1862, Queen Alexandra, Glucksberg family, Welf family, Wettin family, Princess, Queen, Danish, long straight hair, feathered hat, high neckline, collar, jacket bodice, buttons, pagoda sleeves, under-sleeves, cuffs, natural waistline, crinoline

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