From the top of her 26 years, Pauline Ducruet has found her way. Indeed, after having studied fashion in Paris, the daughter of Stéphanie de Monaco and Daniel Ducruet is now a stylist. Fashion marked her very young life, she who loved to put on her mother’s clothes when she was a child. One of his favorite pieces is certainly this coat signed Givenchy, dating from the 1960s, which belonged to his grandmother Grace Kelly, who died suddenly on November 12, 1929 in a car accident. It was given to her by her aunt, Caroline of Monaco, to attend her first Chanel show. “At the time, the houses did not lend me clothes”, she explains in ELLE columns.
According to Pauline Ducruet, clothing is “the expression of an education”. “My mother often told me about my grandmother, whom I did not know. Simplicity, respect, politeness are values on which she was very attached and which she passed on to us. have not become bad kids, the proof! ”, she added.
Pauline Ducruet and Stéphanie de Monaco: separate paths
As Grace Kelly and Rainier III’s granddaughter confided, her mother sometimes gives her good advice but does not wish to interfere in her plans. And for good reason, the latter wants it “to exist without it” for the moment. However, the young designer does not exclude the idea of working one day with the one who gave her life. “For me, the question is settled, I will always be Stephanie’s daughter, it’s my heritage, I’m proud of it, I just hope I’m not just that.” Pauline Ducruet is currently working on a third collection inspired by her idols, Raf Simons and Dries Van Noten.
Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet, daughter of Princess Stephanie of Monaco and granddaughter of Rainier I © © Mega / KCS PRESSE