Monday, November 29, 2010
#1 – When Grace broke her arm she used an Hermes scarf as a sling. Oh to be so chic…
#2 – Grace was the first actress to appear on the American postage stamp.
#3 – The shoes paired with Grace’s wedding dress were designed by David Evins. A copper penny was built into the right shoe for good luck.
#4 – Grace Kelly was a friend of the Kennedy family for many years. In 1954, when Jack Kennedy was hospitalized for a back problem, Jackie snuck Grace, dressed as a nurse, in to visit him to raise his spirits.
#5 – Grace Kelly received a Weimaraner as a wedding gift from her brother Jack. She also had a poodle named Oliver and a great dane.
#6 – Princess Grace had an art studio at Roc Agel where she worked on her pressed flower art.
#7 – As a young woman Grace reportedly dated the Shah of Iran. He was said to have given her vast amounts of jewelry including: a gold birdcage housing a diamond sapphire bird, a gold vanity case with a clasp set with thirty-two diamonds, and a gold bracelet with an intricate pearl and diamond face.
#8 – Prior to her marriage to the Prince of Monaco, Grace had been engaged to Russian fashion designer Oleg Cassini (the man behind Jackie O’s iconic wardrobe).
#9 – While living in New York as a young actress Kelly was one of the now famous tenants of the Barbizon Hotel for Women. Other tentants included Liza Minnelli, Ali MacGraw, and Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale.
#10 – On April 4,1856 Grace departed from Pier 84 in New York Harbor for her royal wedding in Monaco. On board were her bridesmaids, family, poodle and over eighty pieces of luggage. Thousands of fans sent the party off on their eight day voyage and in Monaco more than 20,000 people lined the streets to greet her.