Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2012 to Sunday, June 17, 2012
When most 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 Alfred Hitchcock and others. Her image was cultivated by the movie industry, which fed cinema-goers' growing appetite for pictures of glamorous stars though 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 film 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.
Princess Charlene of Monaco will attend the opening of this exhibition, as it holds great importance to Monaco's Royal Family. Sponsor(s): City of Greater Bendigo, Arts Victoria, State Government of Victoria