Though the building and decoration of the Palace was carried out by a succession of architects, its interiors and architecture show a great unity of style; the Palace's decor is completely integrated with its architecture. Its vast art collections won the Palace world renown.
Articles of ivory and amber
The Pavlovsk Museum-Reserve has a large collection of various costumes and accessories. It includes many notable memorial articles, great historical and artistic value of which can scarcely be exaggerated as these costumes belonged to different representatives of the Russian Imperial Family.
Full-dress coats of Empress Catherine II and various dresses of Empress Maria Feodorovna, wife of Paul I, reflect fashions of the last quarter of the eighteenth century. Dresses belonging to another Maria Feodorovna, wife of Emperor Alexander III, characterize fashions of a later epoch.
Men's clothing is represented in the museum collection by two main groups. The first one comprises numerous full-dress coats of Russian officers and soldiers of the Paul I's epoch, the second one includes acquired from private collections articles of costumes worn by townspeople.
Being produced at the best workshops of Russia and Western Europe, all costumes from the Pavlovsk museum collection are of indubitable artistic and historical interest.
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