Before she married Prince Rainier of Monaco, Grace Kelly (1929-1982) was an Oscar-winning actress at the very top of the Hollywood game. On-screen she played cool beauties; off-screen she was fiercely independent and free-spirited. Later, as Princess of Monaco, she became rather conservative, but in her youth she was a firecracker. A firecracker in ice-blue satin.

Our costume is inspired by Grace’s famous Academy Award outfit. The pieces we suggest, from left to right:

1. Fifties-style strapless gown in ice blue. Very Grace Kelly.
2. White evening gloves.
3. Pearl drop earrings with rhinestones. In gold tone to match your Oscar.
4. Honey blonde wig. If you don’t have Grace Kelly hair, you can try this wig. The color is about right, though it’s a little too curly at the bottom.
5. Oscar statue to carry with you. Practice your acceptance speech!