Elizabeth

Peter I, the emperor who set the precedent for European clothing in Russia, had a daughter named Elizabeth. As he was emperor was over, she enjoyed this power. Her father had set very strict sumptuary laws that applied to both men and women. The people of Russia did not understand this. All their lives they had thought that their clothes, hair, and accessories were supposed to reflect on their inner soul. When all of a sudden they had to be told what to wear, they thought it was sacrilegious. Once younger generations grew up with Elizabeth, they began to get excited about their new vogues. If Elizabeth saw a woman trying to dress as nice as she should, or dressed as nice as royalty, she would publicly humiliate them by cutting off their hair or even shave their heads (the most feminine part of the female body).