Today would have been vintage style icon Grace Kelly’s 85th birthday. I’ve always admired Grace Kelly’s pulled together collegiate style. I love wearing vintage 1950s shirt dresses but I don’t think I quite embody them the same way Grace Kelly did.
Now, I’ll be honest. I don’t really GET why a lot of women freak out over Grace Kelly (don’t throw tomatoes!) I think she has great style, but what else? There’s not much else known about her. She always appears cold and a bit of an ice queen to me. So distant. Perhaps that has something to do with her affluent Catholic upbringing?
There are is a biography out there that paints the virginal Grace Kelly in a completely different light. Like she was known to sleep with men on first dates (remember, this is the 50s!), she had affairs with many men in Hollywood all much older than her, apparently because she had Daddy issues.
Now, I don’t know about you, but it just seems a little hard to believe. I mean, she just looks like the perfect image of politeness and properness. Doesn’t she?
And besides, I’d rather believe that she was kind and good but very reserved.
Happy 85th birthday Grace Kelly!
If you would like to read more about Grace Kelly, the not so pristine side of things, there is an article here Scandalous Women: Grace Kelly – America’s Princess
All these images are from this Grace Kelly pinterest board (which has over 1,000 Grace Kelly photos…)
I really adore the suit Grace Kelly wore during her 16 minute long civil wedding ceremony. Of course I always admire a woman who wears mostly neutral colors, and Grace Kelly loved her muted hues! But I do have to say, she looked absolutely stunning in red.