Catherine II the Great of Russia had over 1500 dresses in her wardrobe when she died. It is said she never wore the same dress twice. She followed her passions and did as she pleased, which earns her a spot for this Valentine’s Day Weekend Wow.
They say it’s good to be Queen. I think she would have agreed.
The gown is of luxuriant silver silk, with lace sleeves and a lace bertha around the neckline. Embroidered golden eagles serve as the repeated pattern throughout with ermine trim at the hem. The blue sash, worn from the right shoulder to the waist, represents the Order of St. Andrew the First Called and is principally bestowed upon the royal family.
Here are some of her other dresses and a few baubles – just a little something to wear around the palace, you understand…