GRACE KELLY: THE ILLUSTRATED WORLD OF A FASHION ICON By Megan Hess
Out now in all books shops and online
Published by Hardie Grant
Grace Kelly: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon is a stunning illustrated biography of style and screen legend Grace Kelly, from internationally renowned fashion illustrator Megan Hess.
Megan Hess has been celebrating 10 years of publishing with Hardie Grant Books. Megan has sold more than 1.85 million books published in over 10 languages across her children and adult titles, and she has sat on the Nelson bookscan top 10 Australian authors chart for the last two years.
The latest book is on the Oscar-winning actress, muse to one of the greatest directors of all time, global fashion icon and European princess – Grace Kelly was a truly remarkable figure. In just six short years in Hollywood, she became one of the most significant and highest-paid stars of her generation. She was the darling of costume designers and fashion houses everywhere and beloved by fans across the globe, but at the height of her fame, ‘the girl in the white gloves’ gave it all away to follow her heart across the sea. In a lavish ceremony that captivated the world, she married Prince Rainier III and became Princess Grace of Monaco.
Today, Grace, Kelly is known even more for her amazing life that obviously ended up tragic, but she was the true fairytale story of becoming a princess, and this book is beautifully put together that illustrate the fashion Icon, as she was an utter standout in anything she wore was a statement. I remember she was asked what fashion meant to her and she replied that dressing up or even to make an effort to look good is to have respect for yourself and for others that are in your company.
Elegantly enclosed by a hardback cover and ribbon, Grace Kelly: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon is a celebration of a cultural icon who turned heads and won hearts wherever she went, with every enchanting detail brought to life on the page by the expert hand of Megan Hess.