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Famous Faces at Brown Thomas
Over the years, Brown Thomas has proudly welcomed some of the most iconic names and faces in fashion, beauty, music, film and even royalty, to our hallowed halls.
From Hollywood stars, such as Ingrid Bergman and Rita Hayworth, to legendary supermodels Elle MacPherson, Helena Christensen and Yasmin Le Bon, and even fashion icons such as Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney and Manolo Blahnik, the list goes on. Join us as we take a look back through the archives, and remember some of our favourite visitors and famous faces.
1: Princess Grace (Grace Kelly) and Prince Rainier
During Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco’s state visit to Ireland in 1961, Brown Thomas welcomed the royal couple for a photography exhibition. Great crowds gathered on Grafton Street to catch a glimpse of the famed silver screen star and the royal prince. The store was decorated in the Monacan colours of red and white, and the flag of Monaco was hoisted when they entered the store. The Princess was presented with a Carrickmacross lace mantilla on arrival.
2: Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham, Posh Spice and fashion hero in her own right, visited the Dublin store in 2017 to launch her make-up collaboration with Estée Lauder. We are now lucky enough to offer her eponymous fashion brand online, along with her more recent collaboration with Reebok.Shop Victoria Beckham
3: Michael Bublé
Christmas came early for crowds on Grafton Street when Michael Bublé performed outside the store in 2011 for the unveiling of the Christmas windows. It was a magical night for all, and one we fondly remember today.
4: Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney, famed for her stunning, yet sustainable designs, visited in 2005 to launch her namesake label in The Designer Rooms. The designer is now one of fashion's most sought-after names.Shop Stella McCartney
5: Alexa Chung
Designer, model, writer and fashion’s number one ‘IT’ girl, Alexa Chung, visited in 2014 to launch her collaboration with Nails Inc.
6: Richard E. Grant
Actor Richard E Grant, who has starred in a host of Hollywood films from Logan and Star Wars to Downton Abbey, visited in 2015 to launch his unisex fragrance on the ground floor, Jack Perfume.
7: Pamela Anderson
Hundreds queued outside Brown Thomas on Grafton Street to see the former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, this time without her iconic red swimsuit. In 2006, the model and actor visited as spokesperson for M.A.C’s AIDS Fund VIVA GLAM.Shop M.A.C