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Grace Kelly's Dresses on Display

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM
A young girl looks at dresses as the wardrobe of Hollywood icon Grace Kelly went on show as part of the 'Grace Kelly: Style Icon' exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, yesterday. The exhibition charts her evolution from movie star to Princess of Monaco. - ap photos
3.The emerald green Givenchy dress that Grace Kelly wore to an informal luncheon at the White House in 1961.
1.This is the dress that actress Grace Kelly wore in the film 'High Society' .
4. A dress that United States film actress Grace Kelly wore in her role in the film 'The Swan' and designed by Helen Rose is photographed on display as one of a number of dresses from the wardrobe of Kelly which went on display at the Victoria and Albert museum yesterday.
2.This number was worn for Grace Kelly's role in the film 'Rear Window' and designed by Edith Head.

They have graced Hollywood premieres and high society balls, now the gowns of Grace Kelly are taking centre stage at a British museum.

Dresses from films such as High Society and Rear Window feature in the new exhibition at the V&A in London.

The exhibition dedicated to the screen siren-turned European princess, 'Grace Kelly: style icon', opens tomorrow.

Included is the gown she wore to accept her Oscar in 1955 as well as the outfit she wore to her first meeting with Prince Rainier - her future husband - later that year. As Princess Grace of Monaco, she favoured gowns by couturiers such as Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Yves St Laurent, whose work is displayed.

The actress was killed in a car accident in 1982. The exhibition runs from tomorrow until September 26.

Associated Press