Grace Kelly Fashion Exhibit: What Your Mom Wants for Mother’s Day

Win Mother's Day this year with tickets to see Drexel's Grace Kelly presentation.


Kelly, in coral-encrusted Givenchy, with Prince Rainier of Monaco, 1965. Photo via Hulton Royals Collection photo archive.

Well, this is pretty cool: Philly’s beloved daughter Grace Kelly snags yet another exhibit in town. (Good news for those of you who missed the three-month exhibition at the Michener Museum this past winter). This particular exhibit is a bit more exclusive: On Saturday, May 10th (yep, that’s the day right before Mother’s Day), Drexel is hosting one of their “Saturday Style Seminars” focused on the impeccable style of Grace Kelly—tipped off with a viewing of that gorgeous coral-encrusted Givenchy couture gown she wore in 1965.

We first wrote about Drexel’s Historic Costume Collection opening to the public for quarterly events last October. (We called the collection Philly’s secret collection of the best clothes ever—and it is! Although now it’s not so much of a secret anymore.) The collection, formerly closed to the public, opens up again on May 10th for a lecture and presentation by Fox Historic Costume Collection curator Clare Sauro. You’ll get light refreshments, and a look at designer pieces from the ’50s and ’60s that illustrate the iconic Kelly look.

The seminar begins at 9:45am, and takes place in the URBN Center Lobby. You can buy the $50 tickets here. We recommend scooping yours up now, and giving mom a full Mother’s Day weekend. (We’ll even let you take credit for the idea.)