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Remembering Princess Grace of Monaco

Sotheby’s New York will hold a free exhibit, Grace, Princess of Monaco: A Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Grace Kelly, from October 15th to October 26th and includes items such as dresses, jewelry, videos, letters, photos and accessories. “The pieces selected for this exhibition highlight her great beauty and style for which she is so well- known, and her personal letters and correspondence show that she was open, friendly, interesting and had a great sense of humor.” said James G. Niven, Vice Chairman of Sotheby’s and son of legendary actor David Niven. Among the items featuring in the exhibition are the blue satin column dress and cloak she wore to the March 1955 Academy Awards ceremony when she won the best actress Oscar for her role in The Country Girl. The Oscar statuette will also be on view, as a floral taffeta dress Grace wore at the Cannes Film Festival in 1955 when she first met her future husband, Prince Rainier III. The stunning 10.47 carat Emerald Cut Diamond engagement ring the Prince gave her in 1956, and which she wore in the 1956 film High Society, will also be on display alongside the iconic brown leather Kelly Hermes. A sleeveless Givenchy dress with a matching bolero jacket, worn in 1961 during a visit to the White House, and a gray chiffon Helen Rose ball gown, worn in the musical comedy High Society, which will be auctioned off during October’s 25th annual Princess Grace Awards Gala hosted by CNN’s Larry King.

The previous night during the Casino Couture evening Sotheby’s and Wynn Resorts will host a silent auction for 6 unique outfits inspired by Grace Kelly. The outfits, which include dresses, khakis, silk scarves, gloves and pearls, will be on display they’ll be on display in the windows of upscale store Saks Fifth Avenue in New York from October 22nd to October 26th.

Estee Lauder will also celebrate Princess Grace with a special limited edition Princess Grace Coral lipstick. The shade, which is inspired by the lipstick she wore on her wedding day in 1956 will exclusively be available at Saks flagship store in New York city as well as online for $19.50.

Givenchy outfit auctioned off Helen Rose gown auctioned off Estee Lauder Princess Grace Coral Lipstick

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