Posthumous Fashion Award for Princess Grace
HSH the late Princess Grace of Monaco was posthumously presented with the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award last Thursday, October 22nd in a ceremony in Beverly Hills. The Princess’ son, Prince Albert II, was on hand to accept the award on behalf of his mother.
During the awards ceremony and following cocktail party, which benefited the Princess Grace Foundation-USA and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Prince Albert mingled with celebrities like Demi Moore, Jenna Elfman and Angie Harmon. Actress Debra Messing later presented the Prince with his mother’s award, a miniature version of the 14-foot sculpture “Torso” which stands on the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Dayton Way. Messing stated, “You can’t think of fashion as we know it without thinking of Princess Grace. She is glamour. She is Hollywood. She’s modern, elegant, sophisticated.”
Monaco’s 51-year-old sovereign endeared the audience during his acceptance speech, sharing that “at heart, my mother was an artist.” Albert told of his mother’s passion for the arts and her dedication to improving the lives of others. He also spoke of the Princess Grace Foundation, and how it is honouring the Princess’ legacy.
The award, which is presented annually to “honour style legends for their contributions to the worlds of fashion and entertainment”, is awarded by the Rodeo Drive Committee, and this year also went to French jewellery house Cartier. Past winners include designers Tom Ford, Gianni and Donatella Versace, Manolo Blahnik, Valentino Garavani and photographer Mario Testino.
Click here to read more about Princess Grace’s award, and other homages to her memory.
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