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Chenille Dress of Empress Elisabeth ("Sisi")

Fanny Scheiner1875/1885

Imperial Carriage Museum

Imperial Carriage Museum

This dress of light-coloured satin and silk tulle with chenille applications was designed for Sisi around 1880 by her favourite seamstress, Fanny Scheiner. Like most of the empress's light-coloured clothes, it was given away in December 1889 and altered after 1890 to fit a new owner. In 1962 a descendant of the imperial house gave it to the Kunsthistorisches Museum. © Monica Kurzel-Runtscheiner

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