Today I posted a picture we took of the Chihuly glass chandelier at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Here are some shots of it from Chihuly's website -
It seemed much darker in the lobby when we were there. They were featuring a special exhibit called Grace Kelly, Style Icon. Someone had left the May edition of Vanity Fair on the plane and I picked it up because it had Grace on the cover (I've always admired her). The article mentioned the exhibit in London so that's how I knew about it. Princess Grace was one of the most photographed women of the 20th century. They had a lot of her beautiful clothes from her movies, her private life and her days as the Princess of Monaco displayed on mannequins. There were a couple of short films, one was of her wedding, and they even had her Best Actress Oscar that she won for The Country Girl in 1955. Tragically, Grace Kelly died in 1982 in a road accident. Her beauty and style will always be remembered. My favorite show Mad Men, has been influenced by Grace and I'm sure the costume designer has studied her films. I highly recommend Dial M for Murder, Rear Window and To Catch a Thief if you've never seen them.
There was much more to see in the museum but we were there late in the day and ran out of time.