The movie Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, kicked off the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, with a photocall followed by a red carpet premiere. Given the subject and location (Kelly first met her future husband Prince Mainier III of Monaco at the 1955 festival), the film's debut at Cannes this year proved to be sentimentally appropriate. And if there's any actress who's up to the task to portray the late Princess Grace of Monaco, it would be Kidman. In our March 2014 cover story, Kidman revealed her thoughts on how Kelly balanced her married life with her acting career: "When you look at the subject matter [of the role she was offered in Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie], you think, Grace, you could never have done this! That struggle between your art and your domestic life is always interesting." In light of the new film, we turned to the icon herself and took a look back at her 10 most memorable styles.
Love is in the air! When the world’s most committed bachelor decided to settle down by proposing to Amal Alamuddin, he did so like a gentleman--on bended knee, complete with a glamorous old Hollywood style engagement ring. The design, featuring an approximately 7-carat emerald-cut diamond flanked by two tapered baguettes, is the same style Grace Kelly received from Prince Rainer of Monaco in 1956. The couple, of course, is not alone in the romance and beautiful ring arena. The unique vintage Cartier diamond, sapphire and gold ring spotted on Mary Kate Olsen’s all-important finger revealed she was engaged to Olivier Sarkozy. And the wedding extravaganza in France, where Kanye gave Kim a band to wear with her flawless Lorraine Schwartz 15-carat stunner. No cookie cutter brides here. This trio of bold beauties inspired us to assemble 20 fabulous engagement rings for brides seeking individual looks and sensational statement pieces. Since Clooney has changed his tune from Mr. Non-committal to the “Wedding March,” it is quite possible millions of men are rethinking serious romance. Pick your favorite now, just in case.
It's practically a given that any actress who steps foot on the Oscars red carpet will look gorgeous, but only a very special and select few can be called "unforgettable." RELATED: This Quiz Will Reveal Which Iconic Look You Should Wear on the Red Carpet Now that the 2018 Oscars ceremony is right around the corner (to air Sunday, March 4, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC), we thought it was the perfect time to dig through the archives and unearth the most extraordinary ensembles we've seen in the 88-year history of the Academy Awards red carpet. From Marilyn Monroe's cloud of black tulle for the 23rd Academy Awards in 1951 to Lupita Nyong'o's real-life Cinderella moment in a plunging aqua Prada creation in 2014, flash back to the most breathtaking gown to have graced the Oscars red carpet, ever. VIDEO: The Best Oscars Fashion of All Time
See royalty's sparkliest engagement rings.