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Herstory – Royal Fashions of the 1820s

Queen Ranavalona had a preference for only one thing western: fashion. Unfortunately very few portraits survive of her. In order to get an idea of what fashions she favored at the time of her coronation, let's take a look at some of the other royal women of the time. In general, European women's fashion changed… Continue reading Herstory – Royal Fashions of the 1820s

Russia

Historic HerStory – Nineteenth Century Russian Court Dress

In the early 1830s Emperor Nicholas I of Russia issued the Edict on Court Dress, which codified the dress among the women of his court. The men were already were required to wear military dress or court uniforms, which allowed the Emperor to quickly suss out the courtier's rank. The Emperor, a traditional sort, wanted… Continue reading Historic HerStory – Nineteenth Century Russian Court Dress