Black Court Dress of Empress Elisabeth

around 1885 , Manufacturer: Fanni Scheiner



Black Court Dress of Empress Elisabeth

This magnificent dress of black silk moiré with lace trim and rich jet-bead embroidery has remained entirely in its original state. Thus it provides impressive evidence of the empress’s tall, slender figure and her unbelievably narrow, longitudinally oval “Viennese wasp waist”. This was kept as a precious memento by the imperial house and finally came to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in 1962. (MKR)

Location: Kaiserliche Wagenburg Wien Schauhalle 1

Object data

Object Name

Kleidung Kaiserhaus


around 1885


Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Monturdepot

Inv. No.

Monturdepot, N 123

IGS - Schwarzes Hofkleid Kaiserin Elisabeth

OESG - Schwarzes Hofkleid Kaiserin Elisabeth

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