She bewitched Hitchcock, snared Prince Rainier and captivated cinemagoers. Grace Kelly will always be the ultimate ice blonde beauty. She has never left the public consciousness, although she starred only in 11 films in a brief six year career. In 1956 she married Prince Rainier and became Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco. Tragically she died in 1982. Her fresh faced beauty and elegance is up to date in every decade, and that really is a style achievement.
Hers was always a smart, streamlined silhouette. Her everyday appearance was intrinsically simple, trim skirts, soft sweater sets, Capri pants. At night she looked glorious, both in film and in real life. Her couture gowns shimmer off the page of magazines and on the movie screen. At all times, simple, classic, and dramatic.
She had sparkling blue eyes, gently waved blonde hair and her extraordinary bone structure was loved by the camera. Her wardrobe too was nothing short of perfection. She was the perfect 1950s beauty, pastel colours, beautiful fabrics, and pretty necklines. She was able to buy the best, even having a Hermes bag named after her. In the 1960s she changed her style gracefully with more elaborate hairdos and jewellery, as is fitting for the state functions she attended.
Style is enduring and forever, it is something we cannot buy. There is a chic-ness to conservative style done in an elegant way. She said of her own style. “I think it is important to see the person first and the clothes afterwards” Certainly outré fashion does not stand the test of time, and just looks foolish when we re-wind the looks of yesterday. Note to self, save up for a Kelly bag before I die, and keep wearing neatly pressed shirts and cropped trousers, can’t go wrong. Thank you Grace Kelly.