June 10, 2010

´U´ IS FOR UNIQUE ICON ~ GRACE KELLY! WHO IS YOURS?

Dear readers, I am participating in Alphabe-Thursday where ‘U’ is for Unique ~ Grace Kelly!

For many, she is an icon. Who, in your view, is the greatest icon ever (in any field: politics, medicine, arts, sport, music etc)? Nelson Mandela, Professor Stephen Hawking, Mozart, Madame Curie, Lola…?

Below are some of the items from the exhibition, “Grace Kelly: Style Icon” at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London until 26 September 2010. If you´ve managed to catch the exhibition here or elswhere, were there any gowns/accessories you think should have been included?


KEY:
1-5 Various gowns (below, designers not stated)
6 & 7 Gowns from “The Swan” (1955)
8 Givenchy gown for White House luncheon
9 “High Society” gown
10 “Rear Window” gown
11 Jewelry
12 Sunglasses
WHICH, OF THE ABOVE, IS YOUR FAVOURITE OUTFIT AND WHO, IN YOUR VIEW, IS THE GREATEST ICON EVER (EXCLUDING ME, LOLA)?!

Have a great Alphabe-Thursday! And check out other great Alphabe-Thursday posts @ Jenny Matlock´s great site.

See you again for Six Word Saturday!

Mwah!

XOXO LOLA:)

49 comments:

Michelle said...

Fabulous post and pics as always! My favorite icon (apart from the fabulous Lola?!)Ooh! Got to be Ronaldo! And Johnny Depp and...

tania said...

Wonder if her wedding dress was on display too? My icon? Josh Holloway!!

Mike said...

Don´t like some of those dresses - a bit mumsy! Or have I got no idea about women´s fashions?

Tracey said...

Oh...Grace was an Icon and still is.. how wonderful are her clothes and so Grace!! I love the floral dress.. so 1950's... gotta love the look!! My Icon..I don't think I really have one... I love the everyday person who makes a differenc!

Jan said...

Like the "rear window" dress best!My icon has to be the one & only George (Clooney!)

Holly said...

The tiara is so pretty!My icon is Johnny Depp too (and Mandela)!

Debbie said...

She was stunning, and I love the clothes.

5thsister said...

I adore Grace Kelly. My favorite dress is the simple gold belted number in the the 5th photo down. I would love to have one just like it!

GardenofDaisies said...

She was such a beautiful woman. That purple/poink dress in the third photo is my favorite.

Linda said...

An amazing woman! I think my Icon would be Audrey Hepburn! Another beauty and so full of warmth and love. The dresses are amamzing...favorite the soft white one's I know costumes but beautiful.

Jackie said...

I never knew much about her . I don't know if I have a favorite icon :( ok maybe that's an understatement :P

Mariliz said...

I love Grace Kelly. She was so beautiful! Another one of my favorites is Catherine Hepburn.

jaydubblah said...

Hi, thanks for your comment on the foxglove. I have edited the post slightly - this was a mutation I'm told, caused by a avirus so if you did see one in the countryside it would have been a real rareity.
Love the 50s fashions, not sure who I would say was an icon tho

Pondside said...

No doubt about it - Grace Kelly was it for me as a girl. She's to blame for my eternal dissatisfaction with my short stature, dark hair and non-willowy limbs!
My favorite outfit of those shown would be the evening suit in the third photos, although I have always loved the suit she wore aboard the yacht as it sailed into Monte Carlo for the wedding.
Classic!

jeff campbell said...

Grace Kelly was oh so cool and beautiful 'to the bone'. I like the 1st photo...the brown with the cream shawl...and the 5th photo with the dark brown? flowered number...and of course the cool sunglasses. Favorite icon? Never really thought about it...perhaps someone from 'the Old West'...famous chief or maybe William Cody...great post though:-) Peace and blessings

Together We Save said...

Oh wow - those pictures are amazing!! Those sunglasses... they look like they would be on style now.

Theresa said...

Lola - You are UTTERLY adorable! Understandable you'd write about Ms. Kelly. She was undeniably one classy woman!

Stephanie V said...

Such a stylish post, Lol.
Love dress No. 7 although I could never imagine myself wearing it - or any of those lovely dresses actually.

My favorite icon - is that like a hero? - will always be the current Dalai Lama.

H said...

As a committed Christian, my choice may be a little surprising, but it has to be Mohandes K Gandhi, definitely, for standing up for what he believed in and never resorting to violence!

lissa said...

Grace Kelly - sure but I like Audrey Hepburn better, I Hepburn more down to earth

thanks for your visit

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I like all the gowns. They all have what i think an Special and different event to go to.
I don't have an Icon..Maybe one day :)
Beautiful post! Great job!
Thank you for saying Hi. Frenchy

kim said...

She was definitely unique and gorgeous.

Sue said...

Love Grace Kelly, but even more...I choose

Audrey Hepburn.

=)

PS. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

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Carol said...

Oh, great post! My fave is James Dean.

laterg8r said...

grace kelly is style but i like audrey hepburn the most :D

jen said...

I love the flower print. They really don't make clothes the way they used to, do they?
Icon? Don't know.

Jo said...

the gowns from The Swan ... i like romantic and flowy ... a fave icon ... i would have to think quite a while on that ...

Heavenly Housewife said...

Lola, its definitely Lola. I mean please, look at her shiny coat and happy face.
*kisses* HH

teawithonesugarplease said...

Its got to be Lola :-)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I agree with you...Grace Kelly is unique! She is absolutely gorgeous! and right there with Audrey Hepburn! They always looked so classy.

Blessings & Aloha!

Jingle said...

fabulous u post!

♥ Kathy said...

She was so beautiful!

Viki said...

I like #7, it's a little fancy but seems simple to me as well. I don't think I really have an icon I guess although I do love Audrey Hepburn.

Short and Sweet said...

My favorite gowns are in picture #4 (light blue gown and cape) and the pretty dress in #6 with the creamy top. Thank you so much for the absolute wonderful "U" post...you included some very unique garments from a time gone by. Believe it or not, my icon would be Benjamin Franklin because of his wit and intelligence. He did so much for the USA when it was just a fledgling country.

Sarah said...

Grace Kelly gets my vote! Great post! ~ Sarah

Berlin said...

Like the 5th and 9th dress best.
The seventh dress is nice too, but I don't like it that it's so long.

The greatest icon from my point.. Hmm, everyone is different and that's great!

Haha, thanks for your lovely comment, there may already be pixies in your garden =)

Gummy bears dancing,
Berlin

easternsparkle said...

This is a great post - I can rmeber hearing the news of her death and feeling quite upset, lovely images!

RNSANE said...

I adored Grace Kelly - on all four of my visits to Monaco ( the last
this past October for my 65th birthday ), I went to the palace to see her grave. She was a classic beauty and I thought she was a perfect princess.


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French Fancy said...

I loved them all but my special favourite is the dress that is fourth from the bottom. It is like something that my unique icon - Meryl Streep would have worn in my favourite film 'Out of Africa'.

Actually I don't even know if I truly consider Meryl as my icon - she is my favourite actress though and she seems to be a lovely and natural woman - will that do?

Debby said...

Love this post!!! I couldn't pick a fav, they are all gorgeous. I also think Grace Kelly would be my pick.
Debby

Cheryl said...

Loved your choice for U. Got me thinking about who has held a unique place in my heart. Gotta be JFK. Been there for 47 years and no one has come along to replace him.

I'm just hanging out now listening to Leonard Cohen's original Hallelujah. I've never listened to all of it because it just doesn't compare to Jeff Buckley's. Now that I'm listening to the whole thing, I've gotta say, he moves me almost as much as Buckley.

Maggi said...

I love Grace Kelly but for me it would be between Audrey Hepburn and Katharine Hepburn.

mrs. c said...

I really loved Grace Kell, her name really ways it all Grace. Nowadays women are not as graceful, but they are more "real"! I guess the ones i admire are Meryl and Diane Keaton,and Goldie Hawn. Real women...well with some plastic surgery, with strong personalities.

Jenny said...

Hi. Oh I am all about Hepburn. And I would take all those dresses if I could look like that in them!

I always enjoy my stop here.

It is elegant and interesting and always compelling!

Thanks for linking up and helping to make Alphabe-Thursday such an unbelievably neat meme!

A+

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Nora and Lola,

Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn are my favourite icons ~ they both had so much style and glamour.
I love all the vintage gowns you have shown and the eyewear.
I do not have to say who my male icon is!
Great post and thanks for sharing.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Christy said...

yes, yes, yes...i love grace kelly and wanted to look like her on my wedding day...i also like jackie o'. i am sorry to say that today's style icons don't strike my fancy

Lourie said...

My daughter did a report on Grace Kelly this year. There was a lot about her I didn't know. I was excited that she chose her.

Michelle said...

Wonderful post! Grace Kelly has always been my icon...oh and Audrey Hepburn of course. I love both of their styles because they are timeless. :)) xoxo