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French drawing room at Hillwood

Events

Enjoy enriching and educational programming year-round.

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.

Upcoming Events

Explore Grace Kelly's status as a style icon, acclaimed for her understated style that united good taste with glamour. 

Thursday 6 October - 5:30 to 8:00pm
At Hillwood OR via Zoom
$12-22 in-person; $0-10 livestream

Explore the astonishing success of Christian Dior's haute couture salon, including the international dissemination of the Dior style by manufacturers, buyers and, importantly, a private, elite clientele of influential women moving within international circles, such as Princess Grace of Monaco, who relied upon the house for their impeccable style, a legacy that continues today.

Thursday 13 October - 5:30 to 8:00pm
At Hillwood OR via Zoom
$12-22 in-person; $0-10 livestream

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 with Florence Müller, the originating curator of Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior, and Hillwood’s curator Megan Martinelli.

Tuesday 18 October - 5:30 to 7:30pm
At Hillwood OR via Zoom
$12-22 in-person; $0-10 livestream

Learn more about Jay Jaxon whose creativity and legacy have unequivocally paved the way for later Black designers who have reached the heights of the fashion system during the twenty-first century. Jaxon spent six years in Paris working at Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, eventually becoming head of Jean-Louis Scherrer in 1969. 

Tuesday 25 October - 5:30 to 8:00pm
At Hillwood OR via Zoom
$12-22 in-person; $0-10 livestream