January 20, 2006

A quick clip from Thursday’s Philadelphia Inquirer:

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the wedding of East Falls [Philadelphia] native Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier of Monaco, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will exhibit her silk and lace bridal gown. Designed by Academy Award winner Helen Rose and made under top-secret conditions by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, the dress was donated to the museum shortly after the April 19, 1956, ceremony. It will be on display April 1 through May 21. For conservation reasons, the dress can only be placed on view for short periods of time, and was last shown in 1997-98.

I’m not much interested in wedding dresses, but if it’s Kelly’s, well, I’ll at least go take a look.


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