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Grace Kelly's Clothes To Be Displayed

Late actress Grace Kelly's some of the most famous outfits will be displayed in new exhibition in London. The exhibition at V&A museum will feature wardrobe from her films including High Society and Rear Window along with the dress she wore to accept her Oscar for Country Girl in 1955.

It will also have the outfit she wore to her first meeting with husband Prince Rainier at the Cannes film festival in 1955 along with creations by her favourite designers, including Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Yves St Laurent.

Costumes created by the Helen Rose, including a Grecian-style bathing robe and an embroidered evening dress, a black chiffon dress worn by Kelly in the 1954 film Rear Window will also go on display.

Other highlights of the show will include the belted shirt waist dress by Branell of New York, which Kelly wore for the official announcement of her engagement to Prince Rainier, the clothes designed for her trousseau and the lace bodice and skirt she wore for her civil marriage ceremony.

The show, which opens in April 2010, has been divided into three sections: "The Actress, The Bride and The Princess.

Story first published: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 15:53 [IST]
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