Princess Grace's clothes to be sold at auction.
The New York exhibition will feature, among other items, the dress that Grace wore when she first met Prince Rainier, as well as never-before-seen photographs and films of Princess Grace with her children, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II; Caroline, Her Royal Highness the Princess of Hanover; and Her Serene Highness Princess Stéphanie.
Grace's wholesome yet sophisticated look — neat twinsets, full skirts, and pearls — was perfect for the 1950s. It even caught the eye of fashion designer Oleg Cassini, to whom she was unofficially engaged before she met Prince Rainier. In films such as Rear Window, in which she played a fashion insider with close ties to Bazaar, Grace cemented her place in history as a style icon. "I believe that her style was very inspiring during her movie-star period," Valentino tells Bazaar.