I went to an exhibit back in November that was dedicated to Grace Kelly. I saw a lot of her dresses, old photographs, letters from her friends such as Cary Grant, and even saw one from Princess Diana. There were a couple love letters from Prince Rainier to her as well. There were so lovely to read. You could tell he was madly in love with her. I was in awe of all of it. I wanted to take so many pictures but was not allowed to (grrrr!).
Trying to describe through words the amount of history and adoration for Grace Kelly that went into putting together this phenomenal exhibit is impossible. Some of the artifacts and belongings came from the palace in Monaco, others from a museum. Her Oscar dress (in the poster above) from the film she won best leading actress for 'The Country Girl' was the first dress you saw entering the exhibit, along with the Oscar itself. The award is so much bigger than I imagined it would be. The gowns and dresses that were on display were so beautiful.
There was one that really sticks out in my memory and it was this pink, very wide, gown (the picture is below- the very first one), it reminded me of a renaissance gown, there was fabric placed underneath the gown to make it look more fluffed out while on display. It was beautiful. You could see how much work a gown like that would have been to wear. I can't say enough just seeing all of these outfits, dresses, and gowns in person and knowing that Grace Kelly wore them took my breath away.
There was also a home video of her spending time with her family and famous friends like Alfred Hitchcock, David Niven, Cary Grant. She was sitting on a bench in a porch area and Alfred Hitchcock was sitting next to her and they are just chilling, smoking these big cigars, talking. I wish I could have been a fly on that wall.
The photographs below are just a few of the dresses that I saw. I did not see her wedding dress, due to the fabric being very frail, the dress can't be displayed in public anymore and remains in a museum in a vault. I did see her headpiece, shoes, and the little bible. The attention to detail on the headpiece was amazing.
*None of the photographs below are mine. My intention is just to show some of the dresses I saw.