I just finished an article about Grace Kelly at VanityFair.com detailing a new exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum devoted to Kelly’s fashion style. She is one of those screen sirens whose wardrobe is burned in my memory banks. I can hear the rustle of her skirt in Rear Window as she glides across the floor of Jimmy Stewart's apartment, or lies quietly on a chaise in a darkened room in To Catch a Thief, with only her diamond necklace illuminated in the moonlight, trying to entice "The Cat" John Robie a.k.a. Cary Grant.
I found some great looks at Anthropologie that are the epitome of Grace Kelly's movie style. So fun!
1. I'm gaga for this swimming suit, Drawn to the Heart Maillot. The ruched bodice of Tori Praver's suit gathers at the bandeau bust into a sweet shell ornament.
2. The Adage Update Scarf, a perfect leopard print in pastel shades.
3. In The Moment Shades make the ultimate '50's fashion statement.
1. Beautiful mustard-seed voile dress from Anita Dongre, embroidered across the bodice, cinched at the waist and finished with crisscross straps, perfect for an evening with Jimmy Stewart or Cary Grant.
2. The flower stand dress with its dainty awning stripes and bespoke blooms bring to mind an abundant corner shop. By Carnation Lily Lily Rose.
3. In The Moment Shades make the perfect '50's fashion statement.
4. Black tie heels. Need we say more.
5. Sparkling pave studs with a distinctly vintage feel.
1. Sea Whims Tunic in mustard, crisp voile in a half-collar, half-placket style, is wholly imbued with sunny dots or wave-surrounded ships.
2. Fifties Signal Flag Shorts with rows and rows of nautical pennants.
3. Saturn Sunhat with broad stripes.
Notes: Pictures, Anthropologie/Warner Bros.