Lee Paton "Red Shepherdess" Headband

Inspired by the Cumbrian shepherdess whose flock was used to craft the base of this limited edition headpiece.

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Discover more about this beautifully crafted accessory finished in satin with sequins, crystal stones and pearl hand embroidery.

THE PRINCESS & THE LOST TIARA

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Our sheer silk chiffon embellished dress and fine kid mohair-silk knit with Swarovski pearls, photographed in Saint Petersburg’s Yusupov Palace.

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In 1914, Princess Irina Alexandrovna, daughter of Grand Duchess Xenia of Russia and niece of Russia’s Tsar Nicholas II, wed Prince Felix Yusupov. The tiara she wore had been created by Cartier’s Paris workshop in 1911 and on the day of their marriage it held a veil that had belonged to Marie Antoinette.

Soon afterwards the couple were forced to flee Russia during the revolution, having to leave the headpiece behind, hidden with other valuables. Time passed, but eventually the tiara was discovered and confiscated by the Bolsheviks.

It has been missing since 1925.

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