grace Kelly, beyond the icon
Princess Grace was the FIRST Princess Di. A beautiful American actress who gave it all up to become a real live princess. As a princess she sponsored cultural events, helped the people of Monaco, and gave very glamorous balls. I particularly liked the magnificent costumes she wore to the balls. Great headpieces made of ornate gold sculptures, buoyant sleeves in the tradition of the gilded age.
She had a tiny waist, and as the exhibit stated, her style was "elegance discrete." A beautiful simplicity with magnificent sparkling organza, detailing from the great designers of the day. They don't make clothes or movie stars like that today.
The exhibit makes no mention of the car crash that took her life. This too, sadly, is like Princess Di. A fairytale life ending in tragedy.