On the auction block :
A lavender organdy cocktail dress worn by Grace Kelly in her Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated role as the prim Linda Nordley in Mogambo (MGM, 1953). The dress has a fitted boned bodice with sweetheart neckline, decorative fabric covered buttons, and three-quarter sleeves with a full layered skirt with a slubbed silk skirt over organdy petticoat. A bias label typed “Grace Kelly P-777-2636” is present.
As the film is set on an African safari this is the most elaborate costume worn by Kelly. Costume design by Helen Rose, who also designed Kelly’s wedding gown for the church ceremony at Monaco’s Saint Nicholas Cathedral when she wed Prince Rainier III.
The live televised wedding was estimated to have been watched by over 30 million viewers. The dress had professional conservation work performed by Museo de la Moda in Santiago, Chile. Accompanied by a copy of the film.
ICONS & IDOLS: HOLLYWOOD AND MORE(#3170) 11/17/2017 10:00 AM PST
LOT 128 OF 242: GRACE KELLY MOGAMBO COCKTAIL DRESS
Credit: JULIEN’S AUCTIONS