Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Currently The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has a comprehensive exhibition on Grace Kelly. Grace Kelly was one of the most popular actresses in the 1950.

The exhibition is displaying 40 dresses and shows both her wardrope  and the magnificent dresses from her Hollywood era, from the movies: High Noon, To Catch A Thief, Mogambo, Rear Window and High Society, and the dress she wore when she recieved an Oscar in 1955.

She surprised the whole world, when she in 1955 got engaged with Prince Rainier of Monaco. The fairytale-wedding took place the 18 of April the following year.

The weddingdress was created by MGM´s Oscar-rewarded designer, Helen Rose and was made of  23 meters silktaffeta and 300 meters Valencienne- lace. It took 35 seamstresses 6 weeks to do and was a gift from the Studio.

Their civil wedding

The couple after the religious ceremoni

In addition to her movie-costumes you can see what she wore, when she first meet Prince Rainier in 1955, her couture-dresses from the 1960´ and 1970´ by her favourite designers: Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent.

"She was one one the few woman, who deserves to be called styleicon. It´s hard to think of someone today, that will be remembered in the same way in 50 years", establishes the curator of the exhibition, Jenny Lister  to the Press agency AFP. The exhibition runs until the 26 of september.

Grace Kelly tragically lost her life in a caraccident in 1982, together with her daugther Stephanie, who survived. She was only 52 years old.

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