Paris Hotel de Ville: exhibit dedicated to Grace Kelly
(on 04/07/2008 @ 17:18:53, in events
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An exhibit dedicated to Grace Kelly Princess of Monaco is being held at the Hotel de Ville until 16 August 2008.
What better occasion for a weekend in Paris in one of our B&B in Paris! The exhibit is a tribute to the woman who marked an era and includes a photographic album by the most famous names in photography – portraying her both as an actress and in official portraits from her later life (Howell Conant, Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn and others) – and extracts from Princess Grace’s correspondence with friends, including some of the most important personalities of the time like Jackie Kennedy, Alfred Hitchcock, Maria Callas and Cary Grant.
There are also some of her personal belongings on show such as part of her wardrobe –including her wedding dress made by Italian designers - and jewellery and accessories that set the fashions of the time, like the famous ‘Kelly bag’ created by Hermés. The cinema, the first part of her life, is widely represented through the montage of excerpts from her main films especially from ‘Rear Window’ by the English director Alfred Hitchcock, who described her as ‘boiling ice’ because of her icy yet emotional expression.
Also exhibited are short film segments that Grace Kelly shot herself, immortalizing some scenes from her daily life. Through the objects and images exhibited, we are witness not only to the fascinating human aspect of a woman who was both actress and princess, but also to the culture, fashion, ideas and contradictions of a whole era. An era that started in the 1940’s and 50’s, when there was a strong desire to live without thinking about the war that had just finished and it was ‘normal’ that a woman, successful actress and Oscar winner, left America and her career for love. Look at some portraits of the princess et look at some of Grace Kelly’s jewellery
From 10 June to 16 August - Hôtel de Ville, Salle Saint-Jean – 5, rue Lobau, F- 75004 Paris.
Free entrance every day 10am to 7pm except Sundays and public holidays
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