On July 16, 1918, Bolshevik authorities, led by Yakov Yurovsky, killed Tsar Nicholas II and his family (his wife Alexandra, his daughters Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, and his son Alexei) in the cellar of the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
The family was told that they would be photographed to prove to the people that they were still alive. The family members were arranged appropriately and left alone for several minutes.
Soon the people that were protecting them entered and shot them.
The girls did not die from the first shots, because the assassins’ bullets rebounded off jewels that were sewn into their corsets.
The shooters were horrified at how the girls were able to withstand the bullets and feared that the family really was in power due to Divine right.
photographer // livia alcalde
stylist // pablo patanè
jewels // all silver creations by renèe bethencourt
models // annika, ena, pierre @ urban |giorgio @ major | maria @ das