A Tribute To Grace Kelly

- I would like to be remembered as a decent human being and a caring one -

Grace Kelly

Designer Marsha Olson
presents an original one-of-a-kind fashion for "Gene"


Outfit includes a fitted strapless gown of antique silver brocade, a fitted floor length evening coat with a demi train and customized shoes. White opera length gloves and rhinestone and bead jewelry are also included. This design is being modeled by and was made to be worn by "Love Paris", who reminded me of the beautiful Grace Kelly from the moment I first saw her.
The fitted evening coat is made of pale pink slubbed silky. It fastens at the top with an interior hook and hand knotted thread loop, and is decorated on the outside with an antique sew-on rhinestone on each side of the fastening. Of princess styling, the inset front panels are edged with hand made self fabric piping about 1/16 inch wide. The entire edge of the coat and stand up white slipper satin collar are piped with the same elegant edging. The coat has 3/4 length sleeves with antique sew-on rhinestone 'button' trimmings. The entire coat is lined with heavy white slipper satin, and is completely finished inside, no raw edges. The pattern for the evening coat is of my own design and was specially designed to lay open down the front to show the gown to best advantage.
The slim floor length strapless gown has antique pale pink watered silk taffeta ribbon with a 'rope' design going down both edges and gathered to the upper edge of the gown bodice and angled down to the waist where it is gathered and decorated with 3 antique sew-on rhinestones. The gown is slit up the back to the knee, and has small snap closures at the top. Made of heavy antique silver brocade, the gown is lined with white slipper satin and is also completely finished inside. Although the brocade fabric looks entirely silver, the center of each large silver flower is woven into an orchid of so pale a pink it is barely visible as color.
Note the graceful styling and perfect fit of the princess style insets down the front, and the expansion pleat set into the side seam to give the coat an elegant purity of line from waist to floor.
Ribbon edge detail.
Shoe detail.

"Grace" (Outfit only) is priced at $300.00

Now in the collection of David Cook.