Magnificence of the Tsars Ceremonial Men’s Dress of the Imperial Russian Court 1721-1917
Magnificence of the Tsars
Ceremonial Men’s Dress of the Imperial Russian Court 1721-1917
By Svetlana Amelekhina
Introduction by Rosalind Blakesley
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2010
  • Price: $40.00
  • Trim Size: 9 x 11
  • ISBN: 1-85177-604-4
  • EAN: 9781851776047
  • Page Count: 112
  • Illustrations: 102 full-color illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America

"Offers a wealth of detail." International Herald Tribune

"Stuffed full of beautiful photography." Drapers, UK

"Presenting a feast of colour, style and elaborate costume. Should be a stunning exhibition." Publishing News, UK

The world's fascination with the grandeur of the Russian Imperial family endures. This book, now in paperback. examines the family's collection of men's fashion. It is illustrated with extraordinary new photographs taken at the Kremlin and accompanied by 18th- and 19th-century portraits and photographs of the Tsars, their families, and their court.Starting in the 1730s with lavishly embroidered coats and elaborately patterned silks from the wardrobe of Tsar Peter II and spanning a period of almost two centuries, these garments document a unique dialogue between military uniform, court dress, European fashion, and traditional Russian dress.

About the author

Svetlana Amelekhina is Curator of Imperial Dress at the Kremlin. Dr Rosalind Polly Blakesley is a Fellow of Pembroke College and Senior Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Cambridge.