Eugénie leaning while seated wearing a crinoline dress

Posted to the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by Katenka_Fyodorovna on 6 January 2011; sepia tone removed by gogm.

The image is small, but strongly suggests a very early cage crinoline with huge round hoops and pagoda sleeves to go along. Eugénie's skirt is supported by something more than petticoats.

Keywords:  Empress Eugénie, Empress, Bonaparte family, French, straight coiffure, high neckline, collar, elbow length pagoda sleeves, vee waistline, crinoline, flounces

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