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Old 06-01-2012, 03:10 PM
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Agreed. I know that the dress was couture and beautifully made with the best of materials and craftsmanship. However, I find that the stiffness of the skirt reminds me of one of those toilet-paper dolls.
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Exactly so, Mermaid!
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:49 PM
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Most wedding gowns in the 1950's were very still. I married in 1959 and wore a hoop skirt, plus a ruffled petticoat on top of that under my dress. Grace's dress was of the time period.
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As many knock-offs and inspired-by gowns that there are, nothing will compare to the majesty of her wedding dress. That said, I don't think anybody but Grace Kelly could have worn that wedding gown. (Audrey Hepburn could have, but Hepburn hated fussy clothes. Both her gowns were minimalistic and even avant-garde in their simplicity.)
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I think Grace Kelly approached her wedding like the biggest role in her career ... she knew the media interest was unavoidable, and she has mastered the way to properly position herself. I honestly think that's why she had a rather stoic look in most of the photographs, as this will register more hauntingly than a smiley bride. True enough, look at those pictures now, and she is definitely mythical.

Also, the gown was designed by Helen Rose, a Hollywood costume designer, so the romance of movies influenced it. Helen knew what would look good in film and pictures because of her job, and succeeded in creating an iconic gown.
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The MGM film about Rainier and Grace's wedding is on youtube



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Old 10-17-2012, 08:25 AM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Readers' Top 10 Wedding Gowns: #2. Princess Grace of Monaco

Grace's dress was simply amazing! The details of the dress are absolutely exquisite. Love the bell shaped skirt with the beautiful lace. The veil is also stunning and the back of the dress is wonderful. Love the skirt pleats on the train. It makes the dress even more unique. What I love about this gown, and her whole bridal look, is it's classic regal presence. This dress, is elegant, unique, regal, romantic, and timeless. Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful, and my favorite, royal wedding dresses of all time.
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Ditto to everything you said. And, I am not surprised to see that this dress came in at number two.
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Hello Magazine on Grace's wedding look: Grace Kelly's wedding dress | My Wedding Scrapbook
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I can't believe it's 57 years since this wedding. What's even more astounding is that this is the dress that all other royal wedding dresses are measured by. There's an interesting discussion here about Grace's headpiece and if a tiara might have been nicer with her dress.

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I can't believe it's 57 years since this wedding. What's even more astounding is that this is the dress that all other royal wedding dresses are measured by. There's an interesting discussion here about Grace's headpiece and if a tiara might have been nicer with her dress.

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Thanks for posting,Grace Kelly was indeed iconic as was her wedding to Prince Rainier.
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Hello Magazine has run a feature on the wedding with some interesting photos

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The Cathedral of St. Nicholas was heavily scented from the thousands of bunches of white lilacs that hung in golden baskets from the chandeliers.
White lilac was Grace's favorite flower.
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Grace and her father John reached the altar to the sounds of Purcell's "Alleluia".
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I think Grace Kelly approached her wedding like the biggest role in her career ... she knew the media interest was unavoidable, and she has mastered the way to properly position herself. I honestly think that's why she had a rather stoic look in most of the photographs, as this will register more hauntingly than a smiley bride. True enough, look at those pictures now, and she is definitely mythical.
I could not agree more!!!
This was a monumental wedding and the absolute epitomy of a fairy-tale wedding! Not even Disney can top that! I'm also glad that Grace's wedding gown is en vogue again! It's a true treasure in bridal couture!

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