Rare Grace Kelly dress designs up for auction

Wednesday November 10, 2010

The iconic actress-turned-princess never ceases to charm and fans with the cash will soon have a chance to own a part of Grace Kelly’s legacy.

Four costume design sketches of gowns worn by the Hollywood star in two Alfred Hitchcock films are going on sale this month at Christie’s auction house.

Drawn by the Hollywood costume designer Edith Head in the 1950s each sketch is estimated to sell for between £6,000 - £8,000.

The collection includes three designs from her role in Rear Window and one from the film To Catch a Thief.

It was during the filming of To Catch a Thief on the French Riviera in 1955 that Grace Kelly first met Prince Rainier of Monaco. The coupled married the following year.

Iconic weddings: Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco

Photo: © Christie's

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