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Grace Kelly Exhibit to Open in New York


The life of Hollywood star Grace Kelly, who became Princess Grace of Monaco, will be celebrated in an upcoming exhibit in New York city, 25 years after her death.

Sotheby's auction house will host the exhibit, which will be free and open to the public October 15. It will feature dresses and jewelry worn by the fashion icon, as well as photographs and letters.

Among the items on display is a blue satin dress that Kelly wore to the Academy Awards in 1955, when she won the best actress award for her role in a movie called "The Country Girl." The same year, Kelly met her future husband, Prince Rainier of Monaco.

Two of Kelly's outfits will be auctioned off to benefit the Princess Grace Foundation, which supports emerging artists.

Princess Grace died as a result of an automobile accident in her adoptive home country in September of 1982.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.

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