Bridesmaid's Dress and Petticoat
Worn at Grace Kelly's Wedding, April 19, 1956

Designed by Joseph Hong, American, 1930 - 2004. Commissioned through Neiman-Marcus, Dallas, founded 1907. Made by Priscilla of Boston, founded 1950. Worn by Mrs. Joseph S. Rambo(then Maree Frisby Pamp).

Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America


Yellow silk organdy over yellow silk taffeta

Center Back Length (Dress): 6 feet 3 1/2 inches (191.8 cm) Center Back Length (Petticoat): 43 inches (109.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Joseph S. Rambo, 1997

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For her bridal party, Grace Kelly selected a design by Joseph Hong, a young designer from California who had worked for Neiman-Marcus for only a few months. Hong saw the royal wedding as a modern-day fairy tale and envisioned simple yet romantic dresses with a modern twist. The bride's favorite color, yellow, was chosen for the bridesmaids' dresses; the shade, called "Sunlight," provided a pleasing contrast to the grayness of Monaco's cathedral. Made of sheer silk organdy over a built-in strapless taffeta underdress, the dress features a high neck, pleated sash, full bishop sleeves, and a wide, petticoat-supported skirt that flows gracefully into a short train.