I have drooled over this dress for years and never noticed the fugly bows on the back. It looks horrible from behind, the illusion has been shattered.
My daughters, niece, sister and I went to the WONDERFUL Grace Kelly Icon Exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery last weekend!
The thing that struck me about the bride dress is that it was small - no loooong train and the waist was so tiny and the sleeves showed the fineness of Grace's arms. I thought that it was gorgeous and would have been a joy to wear. The movies show that Grace had no problem moving about at all in her dress. The headpiece was so beautiful too.
It was great to see all of the fashion that Grace wore. After seeing the exhibition I think that Grace was a follower of fashion. She seemed to dress typically of the era. Her 1950's styles looked like 1950's styles and her 1970's dresses were colourful and very seventies. The exhibition was like a wonderful show of the decades of fashion.
The most important thing I learnt from the photos and costumes of Grace Kelly was that she
was definitely the IT factor in her outfits. She was exquisite
looking; without her the fabrics bear no comparison in attractiveness to when she wore them. She also smiled a lot and exuded a fresh happiness.
The films and private footage of fishing, family BBQs and conversations were the best things I saw at the exhibition. Grace and Rainier gave their children a glorious childhood - lots of affection and family time. Their family life appeared very relaxed and the children were sweet, dear little active creatures. Grace and Rainier looked to be hands on and devoted to their family. It must have been shattering for them when Caroline had the first tragic marriage and then for Grace to die, before Stephanie had finished with the strong mothering that Grace seemed to give, would have left a huge void.
If Charlene and Albert have children I hope that he remembers what a happy little soul he was and tries to give his own children a similar loving home life.
There are still a couple of weeks of the Grace Kelly Icon Exhibition left and I would recommend it.
Two of Grace's films are showing at the Capital next door at 11.00 am and 1.00 pm.
And I highly recommend the cafes at the Art Gallery and the Grace Kelly themed shops across the road. Bendigo is a fabulous city in which to wallow and eat for two days.