A sneaky trip to Melbourne

March 28, 2012 at 9:04 pm Leave a comment

Things have been quiet on the blog front because Mr A and I got away for a quick escape down south last weekend. Among our other adventures we made the two-hour train trek from Melbourne out to the regional Victorian town of Bendigo to see an exclusive exhibition from the V&A Museum in London.

Grace Kelly: Style Icon wasn’t quite on the scale of the Golden Age of Couture show we saw there a few years ago – it seemed like there were about one-third of the dresses. The other thing that really struck me was the simplicity of the frocks – to the point of plainness in some cases – so I’m sure they all looked way better on Grace Kelly than on mannequins in a gallery!

She really did have an amazing sense of style – and it’s captured in the exhibition more through photos displayed beside the dresses and some film montages. Some of the dresses did really hold their own though, like this shirt dress from New York fashion house Branell, which Grace Kelly wore for the announcement of her engagement to Prince Rainier of Monaco.

Grace Kelly shirt dress

You can see more images of dresses included in the show on the Daily Mail website and read more about Grace Kelly on the V&A website. Bendigo Art Gallery is showing Grace Kelly: Style Icon until 17 June.

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