Headdress (kokoshnik) Russian About 1820-Red velvet heavily covered with embroidery, done with gold and silver thread, spangles and colored glass jewels. Trimmed with gold gimp, and with lace made of glass and satin stone beads. Lines with light tan colored cotton of indistinct design. Worn by the noble women of the Province of Moscow about 1820.
Princess Zenaida Yussupova (2 Sep 1861 – 24 Nov 1939) at the 1903 costume ball in the Winter palace. She was a Russian noblewoman best known as the mother of Prince Felix Yusupov, the murderer of Rasputin. As a leading figure in pre-Revolutionary Russian society, she was famed for her beauty and the lavishness of her hospitality. In private, she became a severe critic of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna.
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Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia. 1903. Note: The Grand Duke was the brother-in-law of Tsar Nicholas II, and was also a grandson of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. He served as an advisor to his brother-in-law and was also an author, naval officer and explorer. The Grand Duke and his immediate family, including his mother-in-law, were rescued by the HMS Marlborough in Crimea after the Russian Revolution of 1917. In his late life, Grand Duke Alexander became an