GRACE KELLY: STYLE ICON

NEWSText: mariko takei

Erwin Blumenfeld, Portrait of Grace Kelly, New York, 1955. © The Estate of Erwin Blumenfeld 2009

Victoria and Albert Museum is holding an exhibition “Grace Kelly: Style Icon” showing the spectacular wardrobe of Grace Kelly, one of the most popular actresses of the 1950s. Featuring dresses from her films including High Society and Rear Window, as well as the gown she wore to accept her Oscar in 1955, the display will examine Grace Kelly’s glamorous Hollywood image and induring appeal.

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It will also explore the evolution of her style as Princess Grace of Monaco, from the outfit she wore to her first meeting with Prince Rainier in 1955 to her haute couture gowns of the 1960s and ’70s by her favourite couturiers Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Yves St Laurent.

Grace Kelly: Style Icon
Date: April 17th – September 26th, 2010
Open: 10:00-17:45 (Fridays unitl 22:00)
Place: Victoria and Albert Museum
Address: Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Tel: +44 0 20 7942 2000
http://www.vam.ac.uk

Text: mariko takei

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