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.
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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.