Grace Kelly’s wardrobe on show at Christian Dior museum. Grace Kelly’s wardrobe is set to go on display at the Christian Dior museum to celebrate waht would have been the Hollywood star-turned-Monegasque royal’s 90th birthday.
The late American actress had a deep relationship with the French fashion house throughout her career and to celebrate her iconic style and enduring link to the brand, an exhibition will open its doors to the public later this month.
85 beautifully-crafted dresses will be on display, which are from Kelly’s personal collection and have been preserved in the Monaco Palace since her tragic death in 1982.
Fashion historian, Florence Müller, who is responsible for the highly-anticipated exhibition, was given access to the palace’s archives and found that one third of Kelly’s total pieces were from Dior.
Speaking to WWD, Müller said: “Bohan perfectly understood her role: she needed to be stylish, but respectful of etiquette. Before Grace of Monaco, royalty remained a private affair: princesses weren’t seen in public as much, or photographed by the press. She represents a moment of change of etiquette, a real rupture.”
Kelly wore Dior throughout her career as an actress, but also when she became Princess of Monaco, after she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956, including the gown she wore for her engagement ball, which was held in New York’s Waldorf Astoria.
She also wore Dior for her first official portrait as Princess Grace of Monaco.
‘Grace of Monaco, Princess in Dior’ runs from April 27 to November 17 at the Christian Dior Museum, 1 Rue d’Estouteville, Villa Les Rhumbs, 50400 Granville.
Grace Kelly’s wardrobe on show at Christian Dior museum