We love Marie Antoinette for leaving us with the immortal line 'Let them eat cake.' The Queen of France was convicted of treason during the height of the French Revolution and beheaded in 1793 at Place de la Concorde in Paris.
Princess Sophia ( also Sophie) of Anhalt-Zerbst. At the age of 15 Sophia was summoned by Empress Elizabeth to be assessed as a possible bride for her cousin Grand Duke Peter Fyodorovich ( formerly the Duke of Holstein-Gottorp and later Peter III).
Robe à l'Anglaise Date: ca. 1780 Culture: British Medium: cotton, flax Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 58 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 37 in. cm) Credit Line: Gifts in memory of Elizabeth Lawrence, 1982 Accession Number: b
some more pictures of the gorgeous ballgowns. They are century but I dont care. Century period Ball Gowns designed by Linda Leyendecker Gutierrez and Niti Volpe for the Society of Martha Washington Colonial Pageant and Ball in Laredo, Texas, 2006
Robe à l'Anglaise Date: Culture: British Medium: silk, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 53 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, A.