Coronation underwear worn by Peter II, 1727

Coronation underwear worn by Peter II, 1727

Coronation underwear
France
1727
Linen
Museum no. TK-1937
© The Moscow Kremlin Museums

The adoption of European fashions in Russia extended to underwear. Peter II’s coronation ensemble includes a western-style linen shirt and drawers worn underneath a coat, waistcoat and breeches. These are made of the finest linen, known as ‘Holland’ because that country was the source of the best quality linens. The plain linen frame-knit stockings were worn under the silk ones.