Thursday, 26 August 2010

I don't want to dress up a picture with just my face. Grace Kelly

Sorry for being a hopeless blogger, however very busy few weeks working very hard !!
However as part of a whistle stop trip to London to a trade show I did manage to grab a peek of the fabulous Grace Kelly exhibition at the V&A museum . (note : no photography allowed ...but I nabbed some from :) )

Grace Kelly was a HUGE style icon during the 50's - 60's Hollywood cinema movement, her look was incredibly glamorous yet understated and she always new how she wanted to look and had a very personal sense of style. It was also a time where style columns in magazines and newspapers fed movie fans all over the world and they would look to stars such as Grace Kelly for inspiration. Grace Kelly was a particular style favourite to follow as she was very accessible to follow for different backgrounds of people. For example Grace would go from the average “girl next door” look to a "on-screen Hollywood" siren .

At the exhibition a range of some of Grace Kelly's most beautiful dresses were on show designed for her by the likes of Balenciaga, Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent as well as dresses from her famous film roles such as " High Society"

For me the best part of the exhibit was seeing how Grace Kelly transformed from a hollywood star into Princess of Monaco after her marriage to Prince Rainier. Although keeping her svelte look of pure and classic elegance she added elaborate hairstyles as well as fabulous jewellery which made her look even more important. By combining her royalty and celebrity she also became known on a much wider international basis and therefore became more of a global style icon. This was a huge helping hand when it came to her supporting charities as she was a friendly and well known face that appealed to many people

All in all , I really enjoyed the exhibition , Grace Kelly is a fantastic style icon especially coming from the times of beautiful Parisian Christian Dior tailoring. My favourite piece of the exhibition was her wedding dress that she wore in 1956 , it was so simplistic , yet she looked so elegant and sophisticated and the slimline yet amazingly long veil just made her one of the most gorgeous brides I have ever seen and working in a florist's i've seen many .

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