Edwardian bride in lace ~ 1 May 1900 in Munich ~ Prinzessin Mathilde von Bayern ~ Mathilde died of tuberculosis at the age of 28, on 6 August 1906, in Davos, Switzerland. In 1910 Mathilde's family anonymously published some of her poems as Traum und Leben: Gedichte einer früh Vollendeten.
An embroidered lace bridal gown, circa 1905-10. the bodice slightly bloused at the front, embroidered silk bands to high neck and shoulders, later added chemical lace waistband, matching trained skirt.
Wedding dress, Houghton & Dalton, London, 1902. Silk, two pieces. Victoria & Albert Museum