Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Princess Caroline Opens New Exhibition in Honor of Princess Grace

On Monday HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover presided over the opening of a new exhibition in honor of her beloved mother called "Princesse Grace: Habiller une Image" at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Villa Sauber. Another international effort, the displays were developed through the cooperation between the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and Pringle of Scotland. History-minded fashion students poured through the records, archives and personal contacts at the Princely Palace in their study of the wardrobe of the fashion icon Princess Grace. They also consulted the Prince’s Palace Archives and Library, the Archives Audiovisuelles de Monaco, the Bibliothèque Municipale Louis Notari, and the Garden Club of Monaco. The emphasis is on what Princess Grace wore on everyday occasions and, as the background of those involved suggests, with a special focus on the knitwear and Pringle of Scotland archive styles. This exhibition at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco- an intimate study capturing her style in the most relaxed and familial situations- will be only the first "leg" of this project with the second to be opened in September which will see Pringle of Scotland and the Central Saint Martins MA Fashion Design students take aesthetic elements from the exhibition and translate them into a knitwear capsule collection.

1 comment:

  1. It must be heartwarming for Caroline and her siblings to realize the impact of their mother on almost all facets of culture -- fashion in this case -- decades after her death. Monaco still longs for this late princess, and her children surely are aware of her legacy.


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