While most of the world knows (and worships) Grace Kelly as a gorgeous starlet, a fashion icon and, of course, the Princess of Monaco since the age of 26, fewer know her as a Philly girl who never lost touch with her roots.
This October, Pennsylvania's Michener Museum will be the first US institution to host a Kelly-centric exhibition, examining the letters, photographs, awards, fashion, film clips, playbills and home movies from the embodiment of elegance herself. The long-anticipated survey will capture Kelly not just as a public persona but as a loving mother, a humanitarian and a diehard fan of "Philadelphia scrapple."
Convinced yet? Allow us to sway you with these photographs of Princess Kelly in all her glory. Behold, seven reasons you should book your ticket to Pennsylvania now.
A pretty convincing argument, no?
"I hope that through experiencing this exhibition you will be able to get a glimpse of the real Grace Kelly, the woman behind the icon, my mother," Prince Albert II, Kelly's son, told the Associated Press.
"From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY Beyond the Icon" runs from October 28, 2013 until January 26, 2014 at the Michener Museum.