Grace Kelly ice blue French silk satin gown for Oscar Ceremony 1955 designed by Edith Head
On 15 December 1954 at Criterion Theatre, New York, at the premiere of The Country Girl, Grace Kelly, the star of the film, wore an ice blue French silk satin gown with matching shawl collared coat designed for her by Edith Head.
On 30th March 1955, at the 27th Academy Awards, Grace Kelly won Best Actress for The Country Girl. The award was presented by William Holden. Grace Kelly wore the same ice blue silk gown.
A few days later, Grace Kelly would wear the same gown for her photo session of Life magazine, which appeared on the magazine cover of 11 April 1955.
The silk satin gown with its matching coat was designed by Hollywood costume designer Edith Head, According to Elle, Head described the hue as "blue champagne,".
Grace Kelly only wore the coat for the premiere of her movie The Country Girl, in December 1954.
The gown is a floor length creation with back train, featuring column silouette, double thin spaghetti shoulder straps and ruffled waist line. It was said to be the most expensive Oscars dress ever made at the time, with the silk alone running $4,000.
And after she wore the blue gown alone at the Oscar Ceremony, it went on to become one of the most memorable gowns in Academy Awards history.
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