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Monday, March 19, 2012

Fly With Me to See Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly in High Society 1956

It happened again. I get just a tad bit distracted from what I originally was going to write about because I come across something that I want to share with you. And it's happening in Australia, Melbourne to be exact. Just another reason why I really need to go. Someone, please send me a plane ticket!

The Bendigo Art Gallery has a show up called Grace Kelly Style Icon.

On view March 11 - June 17, 2012

Erwin Blumenfeld (1897–1969) Grace Kelly leaning against a gold frame from the 1955 photo shoot for Cosmopolitan magazine

From the website:
When people think of Grace Kelly (1929-82), one of the most photographed women of the 20th century, what they usually recall is her beauty and elegance. She rose to fame as an actress in the 1950s, starring in films by Hitchcock and others. Her image was cultivated by the movie industry, which fed cinema-goers' growing appetite for pictures of glamorous stars through magazines and newspapers.

Grace Kelly: Style Icon will highlight the spectacular wardrobe of Grace Kelly and examine her glamorous Hollywood image and enduring appeal. The exhibition features dresses from such films as High Society as well as the gown she wore to accept her Oscar in 1955. It also explores the evolution of her style as Princess Grace of Monaco, from her extensive wedding trousseau to her haute couture gowns of the 1960s and 1970s by her favourite couturiers Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Yves St Laurent.

The exhibition will be on display exclusively in Australia at Bendigo Art Gallery. Grace Kelly: Style Icon is organised by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.

One of the gowns on display is the iconic Grecian knockout, designed by Edith Head, which Kelly wore to the academy awards when she received an Oscar for Country Girl in 1955. Talk about Red Carpet!

OK, if that's not enough there look to be some fabulous Grace Kelly Exhibition Experience packages. I'm talking seeing the show, going around vintage shopping in a chauffeur driven car no less. Or perhaps the Grace and winery tour?

Who's up for going?

Have a fabulous week everyone!

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