Of course you all remember this gown, it hit the aisle at the royal wedding of Edwige Elizabeth Charlotte Holstein-Gottorp in 1774. It is over the top, layered, full of silver spangles, and has a very detailed bodice. The panniers are over sized, it would be no tough guess as to who the bride was. Fortunately the dance numbers were accommodating to the dress of the period!
It is in amazing condition and was recently on view at the exhibition Court Pomp and Royal Ceremony.
Now imagine it under the glow of a hundred flickering candles! <3
|Johanna Öst, 2009. Digital Photograph. Website.|