Weekly fashion agenda: Grace Kelly couture, Gucci artisans, and fresh fashion talent

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This week, visit the new Grace Kelly: Style Icon exhibit at London's V&A museum, get the lowdown on how to make a Gucci bag, and catch up with the next generation's most exciting designers in the south of France.

Grace Kelly: Style Icon
April 17 - September 26
London, UK

Divided into three sections focusing on her Hollywood films ( Rear Window, High Society), the romantic relationship with Prince Rainier of Monaco, and her official engagements as Princess Grace, this new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum will showcase the most memorable haute couture looks worn by Grace Kelly.
http://www.vam.ac.uk

Gucci Artisan Corner tour
April 19-29
US

While Gucci's current ad campaign shows the working process in ateliers, a group of designers and artisans is traveling the brand's boutiques of the world, where they show their audience what steps are involved in making one of the label's handbags. Fashion fans can look on as moodboards are sketched and materials are worked into the final product, and they can even have their initials embossed if they choose to buy the bag.
Upcoming tour dates include:
April 19: San Francisco (240 Stockton Street)
April 22: Beverly Hills (347 North Rodeo Drive)
April 26: Chicago (900 North Michigan Avenue)
April 29: New York (725 Fifth Avenue)
http://www.gucci.com/us

Northern by Comme des Garçons
April 24 - July 25
Osaka, Japan

The fashion-forward brand will exhibit the works of Japanese photographer Daiso Moriyama in its own gallery space Six (Minamisenba 3-12-22, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Shinsaibashi 2F Fuji Building).

A.P.C. store opening
April 27
Singapore

The French label will open its first boutique here at 328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Hotel Arcade, carrying the complete collections.
http://www.apc.fr

Hyères Fashion and Photography Festival
April 30 - May 3
Hyères, France

The French festival, which has brought designers such as Sandra Backlund and Henrik Vibskov to greater public attention, will celebrate a quarter of a century in existence this year. Round-table conferences and exhibitions make up the program of the event, while ten designers as well as ten photographers will compete against each other for a cash prize and the professional recognition from the jury presided over by designer Dries van Noten.
http://www.villanoailles-hyeres.com

American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection
May 7 - August 1
New York, USA

To mark the new relationship between the Brooklyn Museum and the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum presents an exhibition of some of the most renowned objects from its costume collection, including designs by American and international designers such as Charles James, Norman Norell, Gilbert Adrian, Elsa Schiaparelli, Jeanne Lanvin, Madeleine Vionnet, and Christian Dior.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will celebrate the arrival of the Brooklyn Museum costume collection at the Met with a related exhibition.
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org

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