Grace Kelly Had Two Wedding Dresses And They Hired More Than 30 Seamstresses To Make Them

Date December 21, 2017

Grace Kelly is a true icon of elegance and style. Both in the years of her career in Hollywood and after becoming the Princess of Monaco, she was an example for millions of women worldwide. Even her choice of the wedding dress was remarkable.

Some people even noticed that the wedding dress of Kate Middleton looked pretty similar to the one of the Princess of Monaco.


Doing everything with grace.

True to her name, Grace Kelly was incredibly charming, elegant, and graceful woman. Her trademark “Grace Kelly Look” resembled the classics of the American fashion of that time.

As an actress, she appeared in several iconic films of the Golden Age of Hollywood: Rear Window, Green Fire, The Swan, High Society, to name a few. And even though her acting career lasted for a bit over five years, it was enough to win over the hearts of millions of people and become of the most remarkable Hollywood icons.

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So, it comes as no surprise that Kelly's wedding was one of the biggest events of the century, especially considering that The Swan Princess was marrying an actual Prince of Monaco.

The royal wedding

Prince Rainer III met Grace Kelly at the Cannes Film Festival in 1955. A year later, the couple was exchanging their vows in front of hundreds of guests. The ceremony was split into two parts: the civil part that took place on April 18, 1956, and the religious ceremony that was held a day later at Saint Nicholas Cathedral.

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The future Princess of Monaco even had different outfits for each part. Both dresses were designed by Helen Rose but the most remarkable was the garment Kelly wore for the religious part of the ceremony.

They kept that dress secret up until the big day. And when people finally saw it, they were stunned: the garment was majestic and elegant, just like Grace Kelly herself.

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The gown was simply perfect: high-necked, with long sleeves, full skirt, and a tulle veil about 90 yards long. It is said that in order to create this dress, they had to hire over 30 seamstresses.

The outfit was made of the finest fabrics: silk taffeta, silk net, tulle, and gorgeous Brussels rose point lace that was more than 120 years old at the time.

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Now, the legendary wedding dress of the Princess of Monaco is kept at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 2006, the museum put the magnificent gown on display during a special exhibition dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the royal wedding.

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