Stunning Grace Kelly. Some months ago I blogged about the then upcoming GK exhibition the V&A Museum would be hosting in London. And I finally made it. It wasn't disappointing, but it wasn't WOW, mainly because it was in a very small space and I found that even though the dresses and curation was amazing the place was gloomy... The dresses were gorgeous and it's definitely worth the visit, GK was a style icon and she knew what to wear in each occasion, but let me tell you, when they say "you make your outfit and not the other way" (or something like that) it's sooo right, the dresses were pretty yes, but the dresses were so amazing because they were worn but this beautiful woman.
The day they met, this is one of the most gorgeous ever, GC was traveling in France and met the Prince in Monaco, apparently all her dresses were wrinkled and this was her only option, stunning!
The dress designed by Helen Rose for the civil wedding ceremony
Both the dress and the Kelly bag were exhibited (did you know they started making it in the early 1930's and used to be called Sac à dépêches? Then of course in 1956, GK was seen toting around and the rest is history)
There was a vast collection of her eye glasses and sun glasses (including some yummy 1970's Dior)
In 1959 wearing a multicolor Balenciaga
Two style icons came together in 1961 in the White House
This is one of the best examples of dress vs GK in the dress
Marc Bohan remained one of her favorite designers, here in 1972 with her family. Marc Bohan was the creative director for Dior and he dressed GK in many occasions
With the future Princess Diana and Prince Charles in 1981, wearing Yves Saint Laurent
There were many other dresses, and a couple of beautiful gorgeous Chanel, unfortunately I can't find any photos of her wearing them and the "nice" lady at the V&A didn't allow me to take photos, hence the non photos :)
Overall it was a great hour and a great experience of fashion history. if you are in London you should definitely visit.