Dress belonging to Empress Maria Fyodorovna, by the fashion house of Charles Worth, Paris, 1890s. Velvet, satin, lace, silk and metal thread. The dress comes with two bodices - one  for evening, the other for day (shown here). State Hermitage Museum, via Tea Time at Winter Palace's Tumblr. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Dress belonging to Empress Maria Fyodorovna, by the fashion house of Charles…

la_gatta_ciara: Баттенбергское кружево (пуант – ляс).

Princess Mathilde of Bavaria, the sixth child of Ludwig III of Bavaria and Maria theresa of Austria-Este. She died in 1906 at the age of her family published a group of her poems, translated into English by John Heard as Life-Dreams: The Poems

Empress Maria Fyodorovna's Evening Gown, by Fromont Firm, Paris, 1880s, at the State Hermitage Museum. Black satin embroidered with silk threads and glass beads.

Costumes: Dresses & Gowns – Empress Maria Fyodorovna's Evening Gown, by Fromont Firm, Paris, at the State Hermitage Museum. Black satin embroidered with silk threads and glass beads.

Dress, two pieces, circa 1896. Voided velvet, black chiffon, purple. Striking voided velvet pattern with pomegranate design. Skirt is ribbed silk and bodice has gathered black chiffon cuffs, puffed sleeves, and pigeon breasted-blouse front that would persist in popularity into the early 1900s. Via Chester County (PA) Historical Society.

Dress, two pieces, circa Bodice of voided velvet and chiffon. Skirt is ribbed silk. Via Chester County (PA) Historical Society.

Ceremonial court dress of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna (1880-1890), at Hermitage Amsterdam

Empress Maria Feodorovna Ceremonial Court Dress - - by Studio of Izambard Chanceau, embroidery studio of A. Laman - Velvet, satin, gold embroidery - Photo by Herman van Heusden and Ruud van der Neut

Anna Wintour's next met exhibition, Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire.

Is Death Having a Fashion Moment?

Fantasy Grandma--not sure if we want to go the Black Widow route and do some mourning shroud with like an evil twist or.

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