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The Art Of Costume In Russia: 18th To Early 20th Century – The Hermitage.
Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad for the Department of the Histopry of Russian Culture. 1983
(second revised edition) 31.0 x 24.0cms, 320pp, colour illusrts, very good hardback & dustwrappers.
The communist government collected these costumes from the palaces and villas in & around Petrograd. They include formal, ballroom, visiting & home dresses – ‘many of them the masterly creations of Russian & foreign tailors. dressmakers, seamstresses, embroiderers & lacemakers of superior talent & skill’. Painted portraits and fashion illustrations complement the dresses.