If you’re in LA, you can view her memorabilia, which includes gorgeous one-of-a-kind gowns, and her eye-popping jewelry collection, at the Pacific Design Center through Oct. 16th. Items will go on auction in New York in December.
Goddess. She glows, even in black and white.
Wow! It’s like an infinity mirror. 33 carat Krupp diamond.
Her couture gowns and jewelry were bought and paid for. Not like today’s here-today-gone-tomorrow starlets. SNAP! She passed away on March 23, 2011, at 79, but her memory and image live on.
These are legends, not movie stars. James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor on the set of “Giant,” directed by George Stevens in 1956.
Here are some of her most memorable looks.
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” directed by Richard Brooks, 1958, explores the rocky marriage of Brick, Paul Newman, and Maggie, Elizabeth Taylor.
With Paul Newman in this now famous slip.
Was there ever a more gorgeous screen couple?
Not that she needs help with figure flattering cuts, but this silhouette is so stunning on her, emphasizing her natural and ample bosom and tiny waist.
“Suddenly, Last Summer,” the creepy, Southern Gothic-like mystery, has the wonderfully patrician Katherine Hepburn breathing life into Tennessee Williams’s words, flitting around like a ghost haunting her home and haunted by the death of her son, Sebastian. Her sea turtle monologue rivals Natalie Woods’s, “I’m a good girl Mama!” monologue, from “Splendor in the Grass” for best crazy lady monologue. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz in 1959, Liz does a great crazy lady, too.
This could’ve been plucked from Victoria Beckham’s collection. Still very modern and flattering.
This daring white, keyhole, one piece became an iconic swimsuit.
Here it is in color. mptvimages.com
In “Butterfield 8,” she plays Gloria Wandrous, a sometimes actress/call girl trying to go legit, directed by Daniel Mann, 1960. What’s striking about her performance is her vulnerability layered with world weariness and optimism.
Another memorable slip. She was petite but perfectly proportioned.
As Gloria she was the lust object looking for love, dignity, and respect in all the wrong places.
That’s just a taste. She has so many! RIP Elizabeth.