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Grace Kelly: Style Icon - V&A

Grace Kelly. Photograph by Erwin Blumenfeld, New York, 1955. Copyright The Estate of Erwin Blumenfeld 2009.

Exhibition preview

THE spectacular wardrobe of Grace Kelly will be on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in an exhibition entitled Grace Kelly: Style Icon – from April 17 to September 26, 2010.

Tracing the evolution of her style from her days as one of Hollywoods most popular actresses in the 1950s and as Princess Grace of Monaco, the display will present over 50 of Grace Kelly’s outfits together with hats, jewellery and the original Hermès Kelly bag.

Dresses from her films, including High Society, will be shown as well as the gown she wore to accept her Oscar award in 1955. These will be accompanied by film clips and posters, photographs and her Oscar statuette.

The display will also include the lace ensemble worn by Grace Kelly for her civil marriage ceremony to Prince Rainier in 1956 and 35 haute couture gowns from the 1960s and 70s by her favourite couturiers Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy, and Yves St Laurent.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL

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