Hofdame Note: Welcome to Part Two of Baguette Royal Warrant’s designer diary about Princess Grace and Dior. Please do not reproduce the photos elsewhere, as they are her personal property. Enjoy the rest of the story!
1956 Bal de Printemps Coat
Flowers were one of Dior’s trademark motifs, and this coat features a sprinkling of embroidered blooms.
1957 Flamme Silk Muslin Evening Gown
Many evening gowns for Princess Grace were made from mousseline de soie (silk muslin), a chiffon-like silk characterized by its diaphanous hand. For official events, Princess Grace was particularly fond of gowns in this fabric, which creates a smooth trail as one walks.
Princess Grace is shown wearing this gown while expecting her eldest daughter, Princess Caroline. Flame evening dress, silk muslin. It was part of the Spring-Summer Haute Couture collection, 1956.
1966 Red Silk Crepe Dress
Sophisticated, yet youthful, with clean lines, this red silk crepe dress is a testament to the mid-1960s fashion dictates. This dress could be worn today by Queen Letizia and she would look wonderful. All she need add is a pair of ruby earrings
1967 Evening Bermuda Dress
Who would have thought to have a fancy, halter-style Bermuda shorts outfit? Hot pants didn’t appear on the fashion scene until the 1970s and this is unique. It’s made with violet crepe. All Grace needed was a pair of fancy summer-time sandals to complete this ensemble. It looks comfortable.
1973 Pajama Ensemble
Christian Dior by Marc Bohan. This pajama ensemble in ivory and brown printed crepe georgette was part of the Spring-Summer 1973 Haute Couture collection. It is now with the Prince’s Palace of Monaco collection.
The photo of Princess Grace wearing this pajama set with her boa and fabulous, high chignon is stunning with her direct look into the camera. It’s one of the best photographs ever taken which shows her elegant beauty.
1960s and 1970s Assorted Evening Gowns
Princess Grace turned to Dior for the many events she attended throughout these decades.
1966 – Embroidered Beige Crepe Gown
1967 – Black Collar gown with a Lace Satin Bow
1968 Coral Jersey for a Costume Party with “Famous Friends” Sophie Loren and Carlos Ponti
1970 – Silk Chiffon Dress with Tulle. Far right photo taken by Lord Snowdon.
1974 Chiffon Gown – Hitchcock Tribute and Prince Ranier’s 25th Anniversary of Accession
1978 Peach Mousseline
Let’s leave with some clips of the Princess in action. It’s no wonder that the Principality and her family grieved so long and so hard. She was one of a kind.
Let’s leave with a little tiara action shall we?
Thank you to our Baguette Royal Warrant for this fabulous trip through fashion history! Let us know what you think in the comments.