Grace Kelley is a style-icon like no other. Her signature style of elegance and timelessness pervaded throughout her films and social life. Born on November 12, 1929, the American actress married Rainier III, the Prince of Monaco and was styled as Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, commonly known as Princess Grace. The couple have three children: Caroline, Albert and Stephanie. Grace developed a love for acting since high school, where she danced and acted in school plays, and pursued her career in theater by auditioning into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. In her 20’s, Princess Grace’s status as a movie star was confirmed in 1954 with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nomination as well. However, she retired from acting at the age of 26 to fulfill her duties in Monaco.
Grace Kelly encapsulated glamor with just a few pieces. She chose classic pieces to work with her wardrobe and wore them continuously. Despite being a patron of international fashion houses like Dior, Chanel, and Yves Saint Laurent due to her title as princess, she still kept it simple with her modest pieces and easy glamor.
World-renowned designer, Karl Lagerfeld said “It is impossible to look like Princess Grace; she was the most beautiful blonde of her days. And I am sure [if she were alive today], even at nearly 80, she would be stunning. That kind of perfection can age well”. (Source)
We couldn’t agree more.
Princess Grace wasn’t one to wear tight dresses and furs in her day, but she was kept a combination of loafers, Capri pants, shirts and shirt-waisted dresses. To recreate a simple look like hers, pair classic pieces like a beige Capri pants and a crisp white shirt.
The Kelly Bag
The iconic Hermes Kelly Bag was in fact named after Grace Kelly. During her pregnancy, the princess used the leather handbag as a shelf to prevent her baby bump from being exposed to the Paparazzi. The design of the bag was soon popularized and soon became an iconic fashion purse.
The 50’s was all about circle skirts that go full-swing. They’re absolutely feminine and can go well with anything, especially during summer. Pair your skirt with a crisp shirt, ballet flats and don’t forget your shades!
Grace Kelly is the perfect example of an iconic beauty that is both timeless and classic, and she will always be remembered for her admirable style and elegance.