Thursday, March 29, 2012
'The thing that made her stand out is what we call "style",' McCall's magazine wrote of Grace Kelly in 1955. Almost six decades on, the statement is as true now as it was then.
A film star who lived the fairytale dream and married her Prince Charming, Grace Kelly was an icon to millions, not least for her impact on fashion.
Her timeless, elegant look defined the 1950s, a signature style that pervaded her films and private life.
She used fashion as a means of expressing her character. 'I think it is important to see the person first and the clothes afterwards,' she said.
It was an instinct for style that was acknowledged by those that worked with her on set, and she worked closely with directors and costume designers on her film wardrobes.Edith Head, who designed costumes for several Hitchcock movies, said: 'I have never worked with anybody who had a more intelligent grasp of what we were doing.'
Grace Kelly used a small bag from the French luxury goods house of Hermes to conceal a baby bump. The bag became famous, and is known as the Kelly bag to this day.
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8:00 A.M. I sleep seven hours. If I go to bed at two, I wake up at nine. If I go to bed at midnight, I wake up at seven. I don't wake up before—the house can fall apart, but I sleep for seven hours. I wear a long, full-length white shirt, in a material called poplin imperial, made for me by Hilditch & Key in Paris after a design of a 17th-century men's nightshirt I saw at the Victoria and Albert Museum.