Grace Kelly: Style Icon at the V&A

London's Victoria and Albert Museum displays items from Grace Kelly's spectacular wardrobe.
See more than 50 outfits worn by Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco and one of the most popular Hollywood actresses of all time.

Grace Kelly's Clothes at the V&A

Grace Kelly: Style Icon traces the evolution of Kelly's wardrobe from her time in Hollywood in the 1950s through to her tragic death in 1982.
Grace Kelly, one of the most popular Hollywood stars of her day, was renowned for style, beauty and acting talent.

In 1956 at the age of 26, Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco and retired from her successful Hollywood career to become Princess Grace.

Princess Grace and Prince Rainier had three children: Caroline, Albert (current ruler of the Principality of Monaco) and Stéphanie. Grace died in 1982 when she had a stroke at the wheel of her car and drove it off the edge of a cliff in Monaco.

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The V&A exhibition shows more than 50 of Grace Kelly's outfits, as well as hats, jewellery and the original Hermès Kelly bag, which was named after her.

Outfits on display include:

  • Dresses from her films, including High Society and Rear Window
  • The gown she wore to accept her Oscar in 1955
  • The lace ensemble worn for her civil marriage ceremony to Prince Rainier in 1956
  • 35 haute couture gowns from the 1960s and 70s by her favourite designers: Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy, and Yves St Laurent

The clothing displays will will be accompanied by film clips and posters, photographs and her Oscar statuette.

Dates: 17 April 2010 to 26 September 2010

Times: 17 April - 26 Sep 2010 Mon - Thurs, Sat, Sun 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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