THE GRACE KELLY YEARS, PRINCESS OF MONACO
From July 12 to September 23, 2007
In the summer of 2007, emotion reached its peak; for the first time in Monaco, an international exhibition was paying tribute to Princess Grace. In close collaboration with the Princely Palace, which lifted the veil off of new objects including dresses, jewellery, accessories and archives, this exhibition traces every aspect of the life of Grace Kelly, from Hollywood actress to Monegasque Princess, who every day was involved in the international influence of a Principality that adopted and loved her from the time she first arrived on the Rock in 1956.
Through this exhibition, the Grimaldi Forum reached a record attendance number for all exhibitions combined, with more than 135,000 visitors. The narrative, written with talent and modesty by Frédéric Mitterrand, as well as the remarkable scenography by Nathalie Crinière, give life and meaning to an emotional itinerary of personal objects interspersed with films and photographs following the life of the princely family, the children's education and travel, in a way that no illustrated story has been able to present them before. In 2008, at the request of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, the "Grace Kelly" exhibit travelled to 14 cities around the world, where it was met with unparalleled success at every stage, while the iconic image of the Princess remained fervent and pristine.