Stylish launch for new Grace Kelly exhibit

By Tanya Paolucci
Updated November 6 2012 - 7:29pm, first published November 23 2011 - 12:08am
Andrew Cannon, an honorary consul for Monaco, and Bendigo Art Gallery director Karen Quinlan were among the high-profile guests at the exclusive event.

THE much-anticipated Grace Kelly: Style Icon exhibition was launched at an exclusive function in Melbourne last night.Held at Comme in Melbourne’s CBD, a range of high-profile guests attended the Monaco National Day event, which also launched ticket sales for next year’s prestigious Bendigo Art Gallery exhibition.Grace Kelly: Style Icon will be on display exclusively in Australia at Bendigo from March 11 to June 17 next year and will examine Kelly’s spectacular wardrobe, Hollywood image and enduring appeal.Pan & Bacchanalia marketing consultant Sharon Wells said the event was the first step in launching the exhibition.“In some ways, this event sounded the starting gun,” she said.“There was an announcement that tickets for the Grace Kelly exhibition are now on sale.”Ms Wells said special guest, Honorary Consul for Monaco Andrew Cannon, invited a number of Bendigo guests to be a part of the exhibition’s introductory event.“He was the one to identify Bendigo as a key location for the Grace Kelly exhibition,” she said.“He wanted to invite all those who will be involved in the Grace Kelly exhibition to the event from Bendigo.”Guests included Premier Ted Baillieu, Melbourne Fashion Week chair Laura Anderson, athlete Cathy Freeman and comedians Mick Molloy and Rob Sitch.