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As of last week, Grace Kelly made a return to the Philly area via the James A. Michener Art Museum's latest exhibition, From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly—Beyond the Icon. The exhibition, which continues through January 2014, showcases garments from the Philadelphia socialite-turned-Princess of Monaco's personal and theatrical wardrobes, alongside archival photos, documents, and film clips.
We suggest you make the trek out to the Doylestown museum to peep Kelly's couture pieces from the likes of Givenchy, Chanel, Lanvin, Dior, and more; it's the exhibition's only U.S. stop.
- The exhibit traces Kelly's romance with Prince Rainier, and showcases the outfit that she wore for her civil marriage ceremony: a beige lace and dusty rose silk suit designed by Hollywood costume designer Helen Rose. [Image credit: Natalie Wi]
- The exhibition features several iconic costumes Grace Kelly wore in Hollywood films, such as To Catch a Thief, Mogambo, The Swan, and High Society. [Image credit: Natalie Wi]
- Kelly wore this Edith Head-designed satin dress and matching full-length evening coat to receive her 1955 Oscar for her role in Country Girl. [Image credit: Natalie Wi]
- Princess Grace wore this dress, designed by Marc Bohan (best known for his work as artistic director at Christian Dior, to a costume ball at the Monte Carlo Casino on March 17, 1969. [Image credit: Natalie Wi]
- This 1967 Christian Dior "Bayadère" gown was one of the Princess' favorites. [Image credit: Natalie Wi]
· From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly Beyond the Icon [James A. Michener Museum]
· Swoon Over Grace Kelly's Designer Couture in Person This Fall [Racked Philly]
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