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A modern-day tsarina faces post-Empire froideur in luxe gowns and hardy, menswear-styled outerwear – a perfect match for her dashing soldier. Styling by Damian Foxe. Photography by Yuval Hen. PLUS: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

She wears silk satin coat, price on request, by Vivienne Westwood Gold Label. Tulle gown, £4,250, by Oscar de la Renta. He wears vintage 1940s German hemp military jacket, £700, 1930s cotton singlet, £45, 1930s Japanese military trousers, £350, German second-world-war leather and wool boots, £450, and late-1800s leather and velvet French policeman’s cap, £250, all from De Rien. Suitcase, stylist’s own
She wears silk satin coat, price on request, by Vivienne Westwood Gold Label. Tulle gown, £4,250, by Oscar de la Renta. He wears vintage 1940s German hemp military jacket, £700, 1930s cotton singlet, £45, 1930s Japanese military trousers, £350, German second-world-war leather and wool boots, £450, and late-1800s leather and velvet French policeman’s cap, £250, all from De Rien. Suitcase, stylist’s own | Image: Yuval Hen
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Velvet coat, £2,879, by Salvatore Ferragamo. Velvet-embroidered tulle bustier dress, price on request, by McQ Alexander McQueen. Vintage leather cartridge bag, £575, from Bentleys
Velvet coat, £2,879, by Salvatore Ferragamo. Velvet-embroidered tulle bustier dress, price on request, by McQ Alexander McQueen. Vintage leather cartridge bag, £575, from Bentleys | Image: Yuval Hen
She wears sequined tweed dress with silk straps, £7,500, and felt and goat-fur hat, £893, both by Louis Vuitton. Wool redingote coat with macramé, £2,680, by Ermanno Scervino. Vintage crocodile-leather-covered flask, £1,750, and vintage Louis Vuitton monogram hat trunk (sat upon), £24,000, both from Bentleys. He wears cotton and wool coat, £2,050, by Dior Homme. Vintage 1940s French cotton waistcoat, £175, 1930s cotton singlet, £45, 1930s Japanese military trousers, £350, German second-world-war leather and wool boots, £450, and late-1800s leather and velvet French policeman’s cap, £250, all from De Rien. Vintage leather cartridge bag, £575, vintage Louis Vuitton damier steamer trunk (to his left, bottom), £45,000, and vintage Louis Vuitton canvas cabin trunk (top), £8,500, all from Bentleys 
She wears sequined tweed dress with silk straps, £7,500, and felt and goat-fur hat, £893, both by Louis Vuitton. Wool redingote coat with macramé, £2,680, by Ermanno Scervino. Vintage crocodile-leather-covered flask, £1,750, and vintage Louis Vuitton monogram hat trunk (sat upon), £24,000, both from Bentleys. He wears cotton and wool coat, £2,050, by Dior Homme. Vintage 1940s French cotton waistcoat, £175, 1930s cotton singlet, £45, 1930s Japanese military trousers, £350, German second-world-war leather and wool boots, £450, and late-1800s leather and velvet French policeman’s cap, £250, all from De Rien. Vintage leather cartridge bag, £575, vintage Louis Vuitton damier steamer trunk (to his left, bottom), £45,000, and vintage Louis Vuitton canvas cabin trunk (top), £8,500, all from Bentleys  | Image: Yuval Hen
She wears embroidered tulle strapless dress, price on request, by Marchesa. Mongolian-lamb-fur coat, £5,060, by Michael Kors. Rabbit-fur hat, price on request, by Marc Jacobs. He wears wool cape, £1,004, by Maison Martin Margiela. Vintage German second-world-war leather and wool boots, £450, from De Rien
She wears embroidered tulle strapless dress, price on request, by Marchesa. Mongolian-lamb-fur coat, £5,060, by Michael Kors. Rabbit-fur hat, price on request, by Marc Jacobs. He wears wool cape, £1,004, by Maison Martin Margiela. Vintage German second-world-war leather and wool boots, £450, from De Rien | Image: Yuval Hen
She wears wool coat, £1,310, by MaxMara. Embroidered tulle gown, £9,000, by Gucci. Velvet boots, £989, by Salvatore Ferragamo. He wears vintage 1900s wool bodywarmer, £280, vintage Japanese hemp scarf, £125, and late-1800s leather and velvet French policeman’s cap, £250, all from De Rien
She wears wool coat, £1,310, by MaxMara. Embroidered tulle gown, £9,000, by Gucci. Velvet boots, £989, by Salvatore Ferragamo. He wears vintage 1900s wool bodywarmer, £280, vintage Japanese hemp scarf, £125, and late-1800s leather and velvet French policeman’s cap, £250, all from De Rien | Image: Yuval Hen
She wears wool-mix cape, £3,250, by Yohji Yamamoto. Lace and tulle dress, £2,850, by Katya Katya Shehurina. Hat made from leather gloves, antique silk and lace with velvet flowers and satin ribbon, about £1,100 to order, by Amanda Thompson. He wears wool/cashmere coat, £2,610, by Yohji Yamamoto. Vintage 1930s cotton singlet, £45, 1930s Japanese military trousers, £350, German second-world-war leather and wool boots, £450, and late-1800s leather and velvet French policeman’s cap, £250, all from De Rien
She wears wool-mix cape, £3,250, by Yohji Yamamoto. Lace and tulle dress, £2,850, by Katya Katya Shehurina. Hat made from leather gloves, antique silk and lace with velvet flowers and satin ribbon, about £1,100 to order, by Amanda Thompson. He wears wool/cashmere coat, £2,610, by Yohji Yamamoto. Vintage 1930s cotton singlet, £45, 1930s Japanese military trousers, £350, German second-world-war leather and wool boots, £450, and late-1800s leather and velvet French policeman’s cap, £250, all from De Rien | Image: Yuval Hen
Silk/polyester Umeko evening dress, £1,520, by Rohmir. Wool crepe Mountain Kite coat, £3,182, by Rick Owens, Silk coat (on top), £4,300, by Dior. Fur and leather boots, £1,395, by Sergio Rossi
Silk/polyester Umeko evening dress, £1,520, by Rohmir. Wool crepe Mountain Kite coat, £3,182, by Rick Owens, Silk coat (on top), £4,300, by Dior. Fur and leather boots, £1,395, by Sergio Rossi | Image: Yuval Hen
Wool and cotton coat, £2,050, by Dior Homme. Vintage British second-world-war wool jacket, £500, German second-world-war leather and wool boots, £450, and late-1800s leather and velvet French policeman’s cap, £250, all from De Rien. Vintage leather cartridge bag, £575, and leather-cased telescope, £750, both from Bentleys
Wool and cotton coat, £2,050, by Dior Homme. Vintage British second-world-war wool jacket, £500, German second-world-war leather and wool boots, £450, and late-1800s leather and velvet French policeman’s cap, £250, all from De Rien. Vintage leather cartridge bag, £575, and leather-cased telescope, £750, both from Bentleys | Image: Yuval Hen
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