London museum showcases Grace Kelly's gowns

April 15, 2010 5:37:56 PM PDT
Dresses that Grace Kelly wore in screen classics such as "High Society" and "Rear Window" are going on show at a London museum.

"Grace Kelly: Style Icon" at the Victoria and Albert Museum will display the glamorous wardrobe of the Oscar winning actress-turned-princess. Exhibits include the gown Kelly wore to accept her Oscar in 1955, as well as the outfit she wore to her first meeting with her husband Prince Rainier III of Monaco later that year.

The museum says the exhibition, which opens Saturday, explores the blond screen siren's enduring appeal.

The show will trace the evolution of her style as Princess Grace of Monaco, with haute couture gowns by her favorite couturiers Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Yves St Laurent.

Kelly died in 1982 at age 52.