Hollywood star, royal bride, beloved princess- Grace Kelly
(1929-1982) embodied all three titles with a style all her own.
Renowned for her cool beauty and faultless taste, the young actress
stood apart from the other film sirens of the 1950s, with thousands
of women, both in the United States and Europe, emulating her
classic yet accessible style. Her marriage to Prince Rainier of
Monaco in 1956 catapulted Grace to further fame and cemented her
influence on the world of fashion. From the Parisian catwalks to
the pages of Vogue, the "Grace Kelly Look" became the look
of the moment.
Now available in paperback, this book was published to accompany an
acclaimed exhibition at the V&A in April 2010. Sumptuously
illustrated, the book introduces Grace's glamorous wardrobe-dress
by dress, couturier by couturier, among them Chanel, Madame Grès,
Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, and Balenciaga-as she
transformed herself from actress to bride to princess.