my favoutite historical clothing » 1867 : Empress Elisabeth of Austria’s hungarian coronation gown
Magyar costume with laced bodice, pearls, ribbons
"Ihre königliche Hoheit Prinzessin Elisabeth in Bayern."
Empress Sissi’s evening dress shown on display is similar to the one Painted by Winterhalter in 1865 with diamond stars. [x]
✧ Empress Elisabeth of Austria and her family Spam [49/50] ✧
After the tragic death of her only son Rudolf in the year 1889, Elisabeth becomes more and more embittered, recedes into her own world, becomes unsociable and inapproachable. From now on she wears black exclusively, and most experience Elisabeth as black silhouette in the distance. Her last official appearance is in the year 1896 on the occasion of the millennium celebrations in Budapest. Kalman Mikszáth, present at the reception at Budapest Castle, describes his impressions: “There she sits, in the throne room of the royal castle in her black, lacy Hungarian robes. Anything and everything on her is sombre. From the dark hair a black veil flows down. Hairpins black, pearls black, everything black, only her face as white as marble and unutterably woeful… A mater dolorosa (sorrowful mother)… It is still her, but the grief has embedded its mark upon this visage… Not one stir, not one glance reveals concern. White as marble, resembling a statue… “
She was assassinated by the 25-year-old Italian anarchist Luigi Lucheni on 10 September 1898 in Geneva. Elisabeth was 60. Elisabeth’s dead body is brought to Vienna and is at first laid out in the Burgkapelle. The ceremonial funeral takes place in the Kapuzinergruft on 17 September. However, the sympathy of the people is directed first and foremost at the Emperor, who has suffered another stroke of fate. Count Kilmannsegg later comments matter-of-factly: “Only few tears were shed for her.” But with her tragic death starts Elisabeth’s immortality – and every criticism is forgotten. What remains is the memory of the beautiful, inapproachable Empress. The legend of Sisi is born.
✧ Empress Elisabeth of Austria and her family Spam [50/50] ✧
✧ Empress Elisabeth of Austria and her family Spam [48/50] ✧
✧ Empress Elisabeth of Austria and her family Spam [46/50] ✧
✧ Empress Elisabeth of Austria and her family Spam [43/50] ✧
Princess Elisabeth of Bavaria, Princess Auguste of Bavaria, Prince Georg of Bavaria, Prince Konrad of Bavaria.
Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria.
Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska, Archduke Franz Karl, Archduke Hubert Salvator, Archduchess Hedwig, Archduke Theodor Salvator, Archduchess Gertrud, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth, Archduke Clemens Salvator, Archduchess Mathilde.