French ball gown worn by
Queen Maud of Norway, 1900s.
Photo by Frode Larsen. The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway.
Queen Maud of Norway was renowned for her stylish dress. Daughter of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, she was born a princess and became Queen of Norway in 1905. She had exemplary taste and a strong interest in fashion, and her royal lifestyle required appropriate dress for every occasion. Her wardrobe includes a range of stunning creations dating from her wedding trousseau of 1896 to the latest House of Worth designs purchased just months before her death in 1938.
Princess-worthy Ball Gowns That Define Regal Elegance―Stella de Libero If you want to look and feel like a princess on your special day, a timeless ball gown with a touch of regal elegance is what you are looking for. Intricate embroidery, voluminous gowns, and timeless silhouettes are some of the characteristics found in these fairytale-like designs.