Costume and Textiles
Grace Kelly's Wedding ShoesMade in United States, North and Central America
Designed by David Evins, American (born England), 1907 - 1991. Made by Evins, New York. Worn by Grace Kellyat her marriage to Prince Ranier of Monaco, American (Philadelphia), 1929 - 1982.
Silk needle lace (rose point), silk faille, seed pearls, glass beads, leather
Currently not on view
1956-51-2a,bGift of Her Serene Highness, the Princesse Grace de Monaco, 1956
LabelFor the royal bride, renowned footwear designer David Evins created custom-made but elegantly simple shoes. The main design feature is provided by the cordonnet, or thread, outlines around the lace motifs, which include a rosette on the vamp accented with seed pearls and clear glass beads. The left shoe is embossed with the celebrated client's name, and in the right shoe, under the designer's name in its trademark script, a copper penny was built in for good luck. Although the idea that Grace Kelly was married in flats or very low heels so as not to tower over the groom is firmly entrenched, her classic pumps in fact have 2½-inch-high heels.