The grandeur of Imperial Russia is captured in this spectacular book featuring the dress and uniforms of Emperors and officials of the Russian court. Starting in the 1730s with lavishly embroidered coats and elaborately patterned silk banyans from the wardrobe of Tsar Peter II and spanning a period of almost two centuries, these garments document a unique dialogue between military uniform, court dress, European fashion and traditional Russian costume. "Magnificence of the Tsars" celebrates the majesty of masculine uniform in Russia at its finest.
Svetlana A. Amelekhina is Curator of the dress collection in the textile department of the Moscow Kremlin Museums. Alexey K. Levykin is a Science Director of the Moscow Kremlin Museums and the author of numerous publications on the history of Russian arms and Russian military ceremonies. Dr Rosalind P. Blakesley is a Fellow of Pembroke College and Senior Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Cambridge.