From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly - Beyond the Icon

From June 6 to October 6, 2013

This exhibition has ended.

From June 6 to October 6, 2013, the McCord Museum will present the premiere of the exhibition From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly - Beyond the Icon.

With its spotlight on her personality, talent and values, From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly - Beyond the Icon, a first for North America, will present the woman behind the celebrity and trace her extraordinary life journey through some 100 objects and archives, testimonials, love letters, notes of friendship, photos, film clips and above all clothing and accessories from designers who helped shape fashion in the 20th century.

Grace Kelly: muse of director Alfred Hitchcock, winner of a best actress Oscar for her performance in The Country Girl, and Princess of Monaco upon her marriage on April 18, 1956, to Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. She was the focus of attention and fascination throughout her life and had an enormous influence on women around the world.

An exhibition produced by the Grimaldi Forum Monaco in collaboration with the McCord Museum, based on an exhibition by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.



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A perfect day at Holt Renfrew valued at $2,000:

  • A Paris style lunch at the Café Holt;
  • A shopping session with a Holt Renfrew personal shopping assistant followed by a soothing Sisley facial treatment using natural plant extracts and essential oils;
  • A $1,500 gift card for Montreal's Holt Renfrew and a 75 ml bottle of Fleurissimo by Creed.

A night at the luxurious Montreal Ritz-Carlton Hotel, followed by breakfast at the chic restaurant Maison Boulud valued at $550.

Partners: Grimaldi Forum Monaco, Holt Renfrew, Ritz-Carlton Montréal

Activities in conjunction with the exhibition

Wednesday, June 19 and Wednesday, September 25, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Come visit the Museum dressed in ''Grace Kelly'' style. Participants will have the chance to win one of our door prizes!

In partnership with the Casino de Montréal and the Fashion and Design Festival

Wednesday, September 4, 6:30 p.m.

A presentation about the importance of the Grace Kelly style in the fashion world.

Since 1972, Jean-Claude Poitras has put together a remarkable body of work and has become an iconic figure and an expert in the design world. From fashion designer to interdisciplinary designer, from consultant to lecturer, from journalist to spokesman, Jean-Claude Poitras has pursued his audacious and visionary artistic career off the beaten track.

In partnership with the Montreal Fashion Week

September 11, 6:30 p.m. :
Dial M for Murder, by Alfred Hitchcock/1954. (English with French subtitles).
September 18, 6:30 p.m. : To Catch a Thief, by Alfred Hitchcock/1955. (English with French subtitles).
September 25, 6:30 p.m. : The Country Girl, by George Seaton/1954. (English with English subtitles).

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