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July 1, 2019

Stunning Shots that Define Grace Kelly as a Timeless Fashion Icon

There are many things to remember of the American sweetheart – a brilliant actress, an elegant princess and an exquisite fashion icon. More than 35 years after her tragic death, her inspiration and impact on fashion still remains enormous. One of the first stars to own a steady signature style, the princess is believed to possess the ability to make any clothes and accessories she wears look stylish and sophisticated. These stunning photos will show how her style evolved through the years:

1951. Kelly snaps a photo on a rock while on a hiking trip.


1953. Walking though the forest, Kelly leans against a tree barefoot for a photoshoot around her home.

1954. Portrait of Grace Kelly on a bicycle.

1954. Grace Kelly studying the script for her role of Georgie in 'The Country Girl.'

1954. On the set of 'High Society.'

1954. Grace Kelly in chic tailored trousers with her dog.

August 1954. Grace Kelly at a garden party held by songwriter Jimmy McHugh in Beverly Hills.

1955. Grace Kelly wearing an embroidered waistcoat.

1955. Grace Kelly wearing white gloves and bow at the Cannes Film Festival.

1955. Grace Kelly takes a picture in Cannes during the international film festival.

April 1956.

1956. Grace Kelly, wearing a Hermès headscarf, with her beloved French poodle Oliver in New York.

January 1956. Grace Kelly wearing a flower-adorned evening gown with Prince Rainier.

1956. Grace Kelly posing outside her apartment building before leaving for Monaco. Photo by Lisa Larsen.

April 4, 1956. Grace Kelly during her press conference on the sun deck of the S.S. Constitution before sailing at noon for her wedding, New York.

1956. Shortly before her wedding aboard the SS Constitution.

1956. Grace Kelly's ortrait before the wedding.

April 18, 1956. Grace Kelly on the day of her civil wedding ceremony with Prince Rainier at the Prince's Palace of Monaco. Photo by Joseph McKeown.

April 18, 1956. Prince Ranier and Grace Kelly arrive for a gala performance at the Royal Opera House after their civil wedding ceremony earlier in the day.

November 17, 1956. Prince Rainier and Princess Grace after a trip to the United States on board of the 'Constitution,' Cannes, France.

May 24, 1961. Prince Rainier and Princess Grace at the White House.

June 1961. Princess Grace of Monaco arriving at a State Banquet in Dublin. Photo by Ray Bellisario.

September 18, 1961. Grace Kelly at the Orly airport, next to her is the Kelly bag.

February 8, 1962. Grace of Monaco on Holiday in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

April 1963. Prince Rainier and Princess Grace on a yacht, Monaco. Photo by Bates Littlehales.

1965. Prince Rainier of Monaco with Princess Grace and their two children Caroline and Albert.

1966. Princess Grace at the Princely Palace in Monaco.

1966. Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco at a bullfight at the 'Feria de Sevilla,' Sevilla, Spain. Photo by Gianni Ferrari.

1967. Princess Grace in the 'Bayadère' dress by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior.

1968. Princess Grace in Monaco.

June 11, 1971. Gregory Peck and Grace Kelly at the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Ron Galella.

1972. Princess Grace of Monaco taking a photograph at a swimming competition at Palm Beach, Monte Carlo.

November 28, 1973. Princess Grace of Monaco at Gala for the restoration of the Castle of Versailles, France. Photo by Daniel Simon.

April 1974. Grace Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock at the Film Society Tribute to the director. Photo by Ron Galella.

1975. Princess Caroline De Monaco and mother Princess Grace leaving the restaurant Maxim's. Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff.

April 26, 1976. Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Princess Grace and their children Prince Albert, Princess Caroline and Princess Stephanie pose for a family picture in Monte Carlo.

February 28, 1980. Grace Kelly attends the AFI Life Achievement Award and Tribute to Jimmy Stewart at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

November 19, 1980. Prince Rainier III of Monaco with Princess Grace Kelly arriving at the Opera on National Day in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Photo by Michel Dufour.



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