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Grace Kelly's Wedding Headpiece

Designed by Helen Rose, American, 1904 - 1985. Made by the wardrobe department of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Culver City, California, founded 1924. Worn by Grace Kellyat her marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco, American (Philadelphia), 1929 - 1982.

Geography:
Made in United States, North and Central America

Date:
1956

Medium:
Silk needle lace (rose point), seed pearls, wax and paper orange blossoms, wire frame

Dimensions:
7 1/16 × 7 1/2 × 4 3/4 inches (17.9 × 19.1 × 12.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1956-51-4a

Credit Line:
Gift of Her Serene Highness, the Princesse Grace de Monaco, 1956

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Label:
Designed to match her bridal gown, Grace Kelly’s wedding headdress was made from the antique Brussels lace called "rose point" used on the dress bodice. The lace motifs, painstakingly reassembled to suit the cap’s shape, are given dimension by raised petals and accented with lustrous seed pearls. The crownlike effect of the cap’s wire framework is enhanced by a wreath of delicate wax orange blossoms, leaves fashioned from tiny pearls, and small, wired floral lace motifs.