Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles She was at the Cannes Film Festival for this publicity shoot in Monaco and that morning found that there was an electricity strike at the hotel so everything she had was wrinkled. She couldn't dry her hair so it helped her style to sort of pull her hair back and stick some flowers in it and the only dress that was unwrinkled was what one of her bridesmaids, jokingly referred to it as the dreadful taffeta dress. This is very different then her usual simple style... she had posed on the cover of McCaul's Spring pattern book. So, there was these large floral and sort of very decorative... not her usual typical style at all. She wore that for this film shoot. And, then when her engagement was announced about seven months later, of course the first meeting became so famous then those photos were used everywhere and so there was a lot of talk in the newspapers and so forth, that any girl who wanted to catch her own Prince, could buy five yards of material and go sew this thing and catch her own Prince. Certainly it was a very different dress then her typical style, which is somewhat ironic. I think what's interesting about that dress is when you, look at it on the mannequin, it's really rather unattractive, but you see it on her and because she had... Grace was such a perfect name to give her. She had that incredible grace and elegance. She made something cheap and very accessible look dreamy and elitist. I keep thinking about what Grace Kelly would wear today? Would she be that woman who would go to Zara and buy something or J Crew? I mean, it actually struck me today when I looked at it like Erdem. Yea, it's very Erdem. The floral. I think that something really charming about that dress is the flowers and you know, she really loved flowers, and did these floral...what do you call them? The collages. And, there's this great story about when she was going to the Oscars. I mean she really ran out of her house to go to that ceremony, and was just like whatever, let's get it over with and they stopped. Edith Head was her date, they went into the theater, and they stopped in front of this urn of yellow roses and she just picked a yellow rose bud out of the vase and put it in her chignon, and suddenly it's a fashion statement. Then again, you see her wearing this floral dress, so there is a continuity there.