Grace Kelly first influenced fashion with her look as a glamorous Hollywood star and then as Princess of Monaco. To this day, she continues to inspire women and designers around the world. Her commitment to her family, the people of Monaco, and her legacy as a gifted humanitarian, make her all the more beautiful and beloved.
Grace was born into the loving American family from Philadelphia, of Margaret and self-made millionaire, John B. Kelly. At age 18, Grace left home to study acting in New York City. Offers from Hollywood followed modeling, TV and Broadway shows. Her role in "The Country Girl" would make her an Academy Award Winner for Best Actress.
Courtship: During the 1955 Cannes Film Festival, Grace participated in a photo session with Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Upon returning to America, they began a nearly daily private correspondence. By December, Prince Rainier met Grace and her family in America, and three days later, he proposed. On April 19, 1956, the 26 year old Grace Kelly took on her greatest role ever and became Her Serene Highness, Princess Grace of Monaco.
The Princess Grace Collection gives tribute to the beauty and timeless style of this extraordinary woman. She had an exemplary dedication to the roles of her life, whether it be Hollywood star, fashion icon, caring mother, or especially Princess Grace of Monaco.