Tomorrow is the anniversary of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer of Monaco’s wedding in 1956. As Grace Kelly and her last film, High Society, are the inspiration behind our shop, last year we put together a trivia post all about the wedding and her iconic gown. This year, we are delighted to hear that the Victoria and Albert museum in London are holding an exhibition of Grace Kelly’s fabulous style from today until September 26th! Here’s what Vogue had to say about the exhibition:
Of all the Hollywood icons of her era, Grace Kelly’s story possessed the most romance and drama: the starlet who became a princess. Now her incredible journey, and inimitable style, is to be captured in a Victoria & Albert Museum exhibition, sponsored by her favourite jeweller: Van Cleef & Arpels.
The exhibition, which will run from April 17 until September 26 at the V&A, will feature dresses worn at pivotal moments in her life – including her first meeting with Prince Rainier in 1955 – her haute couture gowns of the Sixties and Seventies and, of course, her jewels.
“Relations between the principality of Monaco and Van Cleef & Arpels have always been privileged, particularly with my parents,” Princess Grace’s son, HSH Prince Albert of Monaco revealed. “They began with the engagement jewels: the splendid pearl and diamond necklace and earrings made in New York, that my mother so cherished. This jewellery was witness to the most private moments in Princess Grace’s life.”
Click here for the original article at Vogue.