This november would have been Grace Kelly’s 90th birtday. France is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the birth of the Academy-Award winning actress, who was the princess of Monaco, with two new expositions.
The exhibit, “Monaco May 6, 1955: Story of a Meeting” chronicles the day when Grace Kelly was introduced to Prince Rainier, the principality’s ruler. (Grace was attending the Cannes Film Festival and changed her schedule at the last minute to meet the prince) Images taken by Michael Simon, a photographer for Paris Match, and Edward Quinn, a well-known photographer on the Cote d’Azur, will be displayed in the Palace’s State Rooms (May 14 to October 25, 2019).
The Christian Dior Museum, located in the designer’s family home in Normandy, France, will be showing upward of 85 dresses from the “Rear Window” star’s personal collection beginning on April 27 and ending on November 17.
The exhibit, “Grace of Monaco, Princess in Dior,” is meant to honor the close relationship the royal had with the fashion house, showcasing an assortment of the brand’s designs, which made up one-third of Kelly’s wardrobe and have been carefully preserved at the Monaco palace since her death in 1982.