Grace of Monaco, Princess in Dior
April 27 to November 17 2019
Christian Dior Museum,
1 Rue d’Estouteville,
Villa Les Rhumbs, 50400 Granville
27 April to 30 September:
1 October to 17 November:
Theusday to Sunday (except holidays): 10h-12h30 and 14h-18h
9 € Adult fee, 5 € reduced and group fee.
TheChristian Dior museum in Granville, France, the city where the designer was born, will present the exhibition "Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior" to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Grace Kelly.
Grace Kelly, one of the most elegant women in fashion and movie history, the only actress who became a real princess after playing one on screen, remains one of the most iconic figure almost 40 years after her tragic death in Monaco in 1982.
The Monaco palace has carefully preserved her personal things including her outfits, accessories, letters and archival film footage. Fashion historian Florence Müller and curator of the exhibition found that one third of her total wardrobe were from Dior, which not only shows prominence of the brand at the time, but also Grace Kelly’s relationship with Marc Bohan, the house’s third creative director, both professionally and personally. As Bohan had been more than a designer to Kelly, he was also her confidante, and played the role of uncle to Kelly’s two daughters, Stephanie and Caroline.
Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior will showcase 85 beautifully crafted dresses belonging to Grace Kelly´s own collection, including the gown she wore to her engagement ball held in New York’s Waldorf Astoria in 1956 and the couture autumn/winter 1968 look she chose for her first official portrait as Princess Grace of Monaco. The dresses will show Grace Kelly the princess and Grace Kelly the wife, mother, and a modern woman.