Jenny Stenbeck

Jenny Stenbeck

Being old is a good thing, when it comes to fashion, photography and art.
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Charles Frédéric Worth - Robe de 1865

Drop-dead gorgeous ensemble by world-renowned designer, Frederick Worth. Costume owned by the Museum of the City of New York. Ballgown, circa of nougat satin trimmed with tulle, swansdown, crystal beads and glass pearls

Consuelo Vanderbilt, the Duchess of Marlborough, and her young sons - 1902

Consuelo Vanderbilt, the Duchess of Marlborough (c. with her two infant sons: (l) Lord Ivor Charles Spencer-Churchill, b. 14 Oct (r) John Albert William Spencer-Churchill, Marquess of Blandford, b. 18 Sep 1897 (later the Duke of Marlborough).

After Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough and Consuelo divorced in 1921, he went on to marry his mistress, Gladys Deacon. She's seen here wearing the famous 'Russian Beauty Pearl tiara', the only image I've seen of anyone wearing this piece, and it is rumoured that this piece was 'acquired' at some point after the Russian Revolution, then sold on at some point in 1980's after which it was bought by Imelda Marcos. It's still in the Philippines.

itthe Duchess of Marlborough wearing the tiara of Empress Alexandra bought at auction when the Russian crown jewels were sold in 1928

Late 18th Century, Kyoto Costume Institute

The coup de grace of century costuming, in my opinion. This is an incredible reproduction of the Kyoto Costume Institute 1790 jacket and gilet, done by Reine des Centfeuilles.

Catherine the Great's Wedding Dress and Shoes.  (She started out with an 18" waist!)

1762 Coronation Dress of Catherine the Great in the Kremlin Armory. Her dress was magnificent. It had a tiny 18 inch waist, a wide hoop skirt and an immense silver lace cloak covered with jewels.