24 Vintage Ladies Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day

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This Monday is St. Patrick’s Day, and though the homophobic stance of the New York parade has put a damper on some Irish-themed festivities, this weekend is still prime time for scrounging your closet for passably green clothing and kicking back with a six-pack of Guinness. In the meantime, enjoy this look back at the St. Paddy’s day of yore, when celebrities wore all green and the crowning of the St. Patrick’s Day Queen was as big a deal as the parade itself. Click through the slideshow for a glimpse of Grace Kelly in an emerald ball gown, Jackie Kennedy in the Boston parade, and more.

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