Style Profile: Grace Kelly

Style Profile: Grace Kelly

Movie star, princess and fashion icon

As an upcoming Seattle ball approaches and an appropriate pastel gown has been chosen for the event, Grace Kelly becomes the inspirational source of fashion and style sophistication.  An A-List American actress-turned-princess, Grace Kelly's life was a fairy tale to some degree. Her numerous roles in theatrical productions, television and movies earned her Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nominations, including an Oscar for Best Actress in The Country Girl in 1954. She married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco in 1956, becoming the princess consort of Monaco and subsequently known as Princess Grace. 

In the eyes of Hollywood and the Monegasque consorts, Grace Kelly was a movie star, princess and fashion icon. Known for her feminine dresses, silk scarves, oversized sunglasses and strands of pearls, Grace Kelly is the epitome of classic 1950s fashion. Her legacy has lived on after her death in 1982 in many shapes and forms: A Grace Kelly statue in Monte Carlo, a memorial rose garden in Monaco, her portrait on a U.S. postage stamp, €2 commemorative coins, a museum exhibition to honor the 50th Anniversary of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier's wedding and much more. Seattle in Style presents Grace Kelly's best styles that have been etched in the history of fashion worldwide. 

Grace Kelly: Fashion Princess

An mermaid-inspired gown in an oceanic shade of aquamarine, complete with a train that mimics a tail.

A dramatic V-back top tucked into a full, white skirt with floral designs and stappy black heels. 

A red head scarf, shades and pearls complete her creamy white jacket.

A stunning white gown with one-shoulder and bodice detail.

A clean white, high-waisted swimsuit and floppy straw hat for an afternoon on the beach.

A sweetheart neckline and cinched waist make this a memorable LBD. Romantic waves and drop earrings complete the look.

Innovative designs and colors, always with pearls and glamorous hair. 

A feminine floral dress with a pearl necklace, sun hat and clean white gloves.