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We sell historical, archived images from every day Irish life as well as significant events in the country’s history.

From an archive of over 3.5 million images you can see the many significant characters that visited Ireland over the years. Have a look and enjoy!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Grace and style

Any fan of Princess Grace will be delighted with the number of photographs of her various visits to Ireland contained in the Irish PhotoArchive collections. After her marriage to Prince Rainier, she was a regular and enthusiastic visitor to Ireland, and was always welcomed too.

However, while the Archive’s photos brilliantly capture the way the princess carried off her style with aplomb, the photos are in black and white. A fan of fashion will no doubt be curious about the colours and shades of Princess Grace’s outfits.

Fortunately, Judith Gantley from the Princess Grace Irish Library has provided us with this exact information on the princess’s most striking outfits from her visits to Ireland. Check them out and enjoy!

1. The off-white suit by Dior
Princess Grace visits the National Stud,
11 June 1961
In colour on Tumblr here
2. The green Givenchy dress
Royal couple arrive at Dublin Airport, 10 June 1961
The green dress, now part of Newbridge Museum of Style Icons exhibition
3. The coral ball gown
Le Bal des Petit Lits Blancs, 4 July 1965
In colour
4. The turquoise ball gown
White tie ball at Áras an Uachtaráin, 10 June 1961
In (rather lurid) colour