Eugenie leaning on a chair back by Sergei Levitsky

Posted on the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by Katenka_Fyodorovna on 4 May 2010.

The top of Eugénie's crinoline skirt is decorated with ribs arranged like a flower petal. They may only be decorative or be part of an arrangement to raise the skirt.

Keywords:  Levitsky, Empress Eugenie, Empress, Bonaparte family, French, straight coiffure, high neckline, bow tie, long close sleeves, cuffs, crinoline, ruching, pleats

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