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Conversation with Curators | Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior

This is the third program in the Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior lecture series.

Join Florence Müller, the originating curator of Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior, and Hillwood’s curator Megan Martinelli for conversation as they explore the way Grace Kelly’s longstanding friendship with Marc Bohan, artistic director of Christian Dior, led her to turn so regularly to Dior as she acquired pieces tailored to both Hollywood glamour and stately elegance. While the conversation between Müller and Martinelli will be pre-recorded, Martinelli will take live questions from the audience following the talk. 

HYBRID PROGRAM

This lecture will be presented in the theater in the Ellen MacNeille Charles Visitor Center, and will be livestreamed via Zoom. Visitors can submit questions for the speakers from any location. 

Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required to attend this onsite program at Hillwood. Patrons must display a physical or digital copy of their vaccination card/record and a government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license with the same name upon arrival at the program. Ticket purchasers are responsible for communicating these rules to whomever they provide tickets. The vaccine requirement also applies to speakers and staff.

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IN-PERSON TIMELINE

5:30–6:30 p.m. | Explore Hillwood
•    Enjoy the mansion, gardens, greenhouse, and Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior  
•    Find the perfect memento from your visit at the museum shop
6:30–7:30 p.m. | Lecture

ABOUT THE GRACE OF MONACO: PRINCESS IN DIOR LECTURE SERIES

Grace Kelly carefully cultivated her image in response to Hollywood’s wish for glamour and the desire for elegance in her stately duties. Explore her image and gain insights to her enduring partnership with Marc Bohan, artistic director of Christian Dior in the 1960s and 1970s, in this four-part lecture series.

Visitors can attend and ask questions whether they choose to come in person or join the livestream from the comfort of home; questions will be taken from all locations. 

Thursday, October 6: Grace Kelly: Icon of Style to Royal Bride with Kristina Haugland
Thursday, October 13: Christian Dior: Couture for Modern Living with Alexandra Palmer
Tuesday, October 18: Conversation with Curators | Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior with Florence Müller and Megan Martinelli
Tuesday, October 25: Jay Jaxon: An Unsung Couturier with Darnell-Jamal Lisby

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Thu, Oct 6 - Tue, Oct 25 2022, All day

Grace Kelly carefully cultivated her image in response to Hollywood’s wish for glamour and the desire for elegance in her stately duties. Explore her image and gain insights to her enduring