Thursday, 15 April 2010

Grace Kelly: Style Icon at the V&A

The long-anticipated exhibition of Grace Kelly's dresses opens this weekend at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

'I don't want to dress up a picture with just my face', said the actress. Her look continues to inspire the catwalk and her demure style of dress harks back to a more delicate femininity. Hitchcock might have called her the original ice queen but still waters run deep: behind the scenes she was a rather passionate woman. She had a tendency t0 sleep with everyone on the set of her movies (including the writers) and was labelled a nymphomaniac by Hollywood's then gossip queen Hedda Hopper.

Vintage fashion guru and blogger Natasha Bailie was interviewed by the BBC about the new show at the V&A. Check out her post here . At Juno Says Hello we have made a selection of Grace Kelly-inspired dresses: a High Society-style frock, a Dial M for Murder fur-trimmed suit, and an Oscar de la Renta gown capable of redeeming even the naughtiest of princesses. Click here to watch original news footage of her 1956 marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco.

Grace Kelly: Style Icon
(sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels)
17th April - 26th September 2010
Victoria & Albert Museum, SW7