Ghost
Mourning dress, 1902-04 US, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mourning dress, 1902-04 US, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

(Source: metmuseum.org)

Photo of Lillian Russell, ca 1904
Dress, ca 1902
Promenade dress, ca 1900-05
Ballgown by Jacques Doucet, 1900-05 Paris, Les Arts Décoratifs

Ballgown by Jacques Doucet, 1900-05 Paris, Les Arts Décoratifs

Portrait of Yulia Kustodievoy by Boris Mihaylovich Kustodiev, 1903 Russia
The artist’s wife and their dog

Portrait of Yulia Kustodievoy by Boris Mihaylovich Kustodiev, 1903 Russia

The artist’s wife and their dog

Walking suit, 1903 US, L’Art de la Mode
Suit, 1903 US, L’Art de la Mode
Walking suit, 1903 US, L’Art de la Mode

More from the Ball of 1903

Click thumbnails for identification

*I couldn’t fit her name on the line, but Czar Alexei’s wife was Maria Miloslavskaya.

Costumes worn to the Romanov Anniversary Ball in 1903.  The theme of the lavish masked ball was the reign of Alexei of Russia, second ruler of the Romanov dynasty (1645-1676).  Some guests went so far as to actually wear original costumes from the period that were being stored at the Kremlin.

Click thumbnails for identification.

Button Theme