Movie actress Grace Kelly, a Philadelphia native, wore this
gown for her wedding to Prince Rainier III of Monaco on April 19, 1956. A gift
from her studio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the dress was designed by Academy
Award–winning costume designer Helen Rose, who had created the star’s wardrobe
for four films, including High Society and The Swan. MGM’s
wardrobe department constructed it with meticulous care under strict security.
An illustrated manuscript of the Mughal Emperor Jahan attending the marriage procession of his eldest son Dara Shikoh. Mughal-Era fireworks were utilized to brighten the night throughout the wedding ceremony.