14th June 2010
Grace Kelly, style icon, at the V&A.
Grace Kelly’s life was a fairytale of the truest sort: the Hollywood career, the royal husband – and then the tragic death. Like every fantasy, it was costumed with exceptional pieces from the eras highest fashion houses, complementing Kelly’s natural elegance and sense of chic. The V&A and Van Cleef & Arpels play tribute to one of the twentieth centuries most stylish ladies this month, with a new exhibition dedicated to her most fashionable moments.
The epitome of 1950s Hollywood elegance, Kelly was renowned for her beautiful clothes and accessories. The exhibition will feature over 50 of her outfits – including the original Hermes ‘Kelly’ bag – dresses from her films, her wedding outfit and haute couture gowns from the likes of Balenciaga, YSL and Dior.
Accompanied by film clips, posters and photographs – and the Oscar she won in 1955 – the exhibition gives visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the fairytale world that was Grace Kelly.
17 April – 26 September 2010
Fashion, Room 40, Victoria & Albert Museum