Monday, April 12, 2010

Grace Kelly Exhibit Opens in London This Month

Classic film fans fortunate enough to visit London in the next few months have an interesting opportunity: an exhibit of fashions worn by Grace Kelly, later known as Princess Grace of Monaco, will open at London's Victoria and Albert Museum on April 16th.

The exhibit will include gowns Kelly wore in the films REAR WINDOW, HIGH SOCIETY, and THE SWAN.

The gown she wore to accept her Oscar as Best Actress for THE COUNTRY GIRL will be featured as well.

The exhibit will also feature the dress Kelly wore when she met Prince Rainier and the Helen Rose ensemble she wore for her civil wedding ceremony to Prince Rainier, which preceded the religious ceremony.

The exhibit runs through September 26th.

We enjoyed our brief stop at the V&A last May, which included taking in a small exhibit of gowns worn by Diana, Princess of Wales. Of course, there is much more to the V&A, which contains priceless collections from all over the world.

August 2010 Update: An article on the exhibit in the Los Angeles Times.


Blogger Moira Finnie said...

Please excuse this if you are aware of it already, Laura, but I thought others might be interested in two interesting features in this month's Vanity Fair magazine about Grace Kelly, related to this exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Btw, I envy your having visited there! The first link below is about Kelly's life and the second is a portfolio of images of her iconic and timeless elegance:

Grace Kelly's Forever Look

The Eternal Style of Grace Kelly

5:01 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to post these Vanity Fair links, Moira! I hadn't seen them and will enjoy reading them very much.

Best wishes,

5:30 PM  
Blogger VA said...

We are going to the private view have a look at our blog friday for the report!

4:28 AM  

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