First, Sotheby's in New York will exhibit Grace, Princess of Monaco: A Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Grace Kelly. This exhibition will feature dresses, jewelry, photographs, letters, video and other unique items, most of which have never been seen outside of Monaco. These items span the extraordinary life of Grace Kelly, from Hollywood star and style icon to Princess of Monaco as a wife, mother and humanitarian. The exhibition will be accompanied by a commemorative catalogue, published by the Consulate General of Monaco. The proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit The Princess Grace Foundation-USA, which is dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging talent in theatre, dance and film.
On October 25th, at the annual Princess Grace Awards gala in New York, Sotheby's will auction off two outfits worn by Grace Kelly to benefit her foundation. One of the dresses is the Helen Rose ball gown worn by Grace Kelly in 1956 musical comedy High Society, seen above and below.
The other dress is a Givenchy-designed sleeveless dress with matching fringed bolero jacket that she wore on an official 1961 visit with Prince Rainier to a White House lunch with President and Mrs. Kennedy.