Empress Elizabeth of Austria is idolised for her beauty and known for her inspiring fashion trends. In 1877, Christmas Empress turns 40 and is officially considered an old woman and begins trying to maintain her public image.
The Empress’ 40th birthday is a milestone that also has a downside. While her role has less and less impact, Elizabeth tries to keep up her image. Craving more wisdom, she travels abroad to visit political allies and former lovers. She devises a plan to secure her legacy.