Création Chanel 1932
Robe d’apres-midi-soir en velours de coton noir, gris blanc. Portée par la Princesse Dimitri.
Dress for afternoon-evening, black velvet cotton, white gray. Worn by Princess Dimitri of Russia.
Source: Art・goût・beauté: feuillets de l’élégance féminine. Les succès d’art・gôut・bon ton. Paris: Albert Godde Bedin.
Princess Dimitri of Russia.
The model is Countess Marina Sergeievna Golenistcheva-Koutouzova (born 7 November 1912 in Petersburg, died January 7, 1969 in Sharon, Connecticut) married to Prince Dmitry Alexandrovich Romanov, Prince of Russia, son of Aleksandr Mikhailovich Romanov , Grand Duke of Russia and Kseniya Aleksandrovna Romanov, Grand Duchess of Russia, nephew of Tsar Nikolas II.
Both had known Coco Chanel in Paris. For a short time in the 1930s, in exile, he managed the store of Coco Chanel in Biarritz, while at the same time Marina worked for Coco Chanel as a model. Coco Chanel had a liaison with Grand Duchy Dmitri Pavlovich Romanov in the 1920s, who were often together in Biarritz, introducing the perfumer Ernest Beaux, who created the formula of the Chanel No. 5 fragrance.
Marina was emigrated to Paris after the revolution from Russia together with her parents, Count Sergei Alexandrovitch Golenishchev – Kutusov (1885-1950) and Mariya Alexandrovna Chernysheva – Besobrasova (1890-1995) across the Crimea and Istanbul.
They married in Paris on 25 October 1931. Marina wore a wedding dress from Chanel. The wedding was a social event and attracted much attention.
She was awarded the title of Countess Golenistcheva-Koutouzova, formally, she was named HSH Princess Marina Romanovskya-Koutouzova in 1931.
A daughter emerged from the marriage, Princess Nadejda Dmitrievna (July 4, 1933 – September 17, 2002).
In 1947 divorce the marriage and Marina moved with her daughter to the United States. In 1949, she married Otto de Neufville (September 6, 1897 – 1971), descendant of a major Frankfurt banker dynasty (I’m not quite sure, whether it was this family clan).
She died on January 7, 1969 in Sharon, Connecticut)
Source: C. Arnold McNaughton, The Book of Kings.
Fin de siècle era, Art Nouveau, Art deco, Flapper, Gibson girls, Roaring Twenties.
- Le style parisien. Les elegances parisiennes 1915. by Lucien Vogel. (Art Nouveau. Fin de siècle, Belle Époque era.)
- France. Haute couture spring season, 1913. (Fin de siècle era.)
- Les Robes de Paul Poiret racontée par Paul Iribe, Paris 1908. (Art Nouveau. Fin de siècle, Belle Époque era.)
- Paris Fashion Designers in 1916.
- Dolls for the showcase by Lotte Pritzel. 1911.
- Les Chapeaux du Très Parisien Vol. 1., by G.P. Joumard. First edition 1921. (Flapper, Gatsby, Art deco era.)
- Les Chapeaux du Très Parisien Vol. 2,.G.P. Joumard. Second edition 1922.
- Les créations parisiennes. La mode est un art. Published 1929. (Flapper, Gatsby, Art deco era.)
- STYL 1922-1924. German Fashion Magazine. (Berlin Roaring twenties. Flappers, Art deco era.)
- The Incroyables and Muscadins. The French directory dandies.
- Les Incroyables et Merveilleuses. French directoire fashion era.
- The days of the Directoire by Alfred Allinson.
- The Gallery of Fashion by Nikolaus von Heideloff. Regency, Empire, Neoclassical.
- Nymphs and Merveilleuses. Directoire, Neoclassical, Regency, Empire by Octave Uzanne.
- Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814. French First Empire fashion. (England Regency, Georgian fashion period)
- Reigns of Louis XVIII. and Charles X. 1815 to 1830. The Restoration period, Romantic era, German Biedermeier.
- Romantic fashion in the Reign of Philippe. 1830 to 1848. Victorian era. Crinoline.
- Fashion and costume in the eighteenth century