While Toronto might not have had a stop on the royal visit earlier this summer, we were certainly treated to a princely presence at Wednesday night’s opening of TIFF Bell Lightbox’s ode to the original Hollywood royal, Grace Kelly. Their serene highnesses (and that’s a real salutation) Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco were in town to unveil the exhibit. While Albert addressed the crowd, speaking of things like his late mother’s “constant quest for perfection,” Charlene, in a knee-length ruffled black cocktail dress looked on in the shadows as she, well, tends to do. After a bit of bubbly and breathing royal air, we headed down for a peek of the exhibit, a mix of Kelly’s outfits, accessories, scrapbooks, posters, as well as a the pièce de résistance, a replica of her legendary (and Kate Middleton–referenced) wedding gown. Perhaps the most special though, affectionate correspondence from a one Alfred Hitchcock in which he inquires as to whether insects had infested Kelly’s hair. “Lysol, please.”
Grace Kelly: From Movie Star to Princess is open today through January 22, 2012 at TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St. W., 416-599-8433).
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