A special three-day Auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s Red-Carpet Ensembles, Luxurious Accessories, Fine/Decorative Art, Film Costumes and Personal Items. The money will go to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
Auction will be held on Dec. 6-8, 2019 at Julien’s Auctions, 257 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA.
This three-day event celebrates the luxurious lifestyle and singular career of one of the greatest Hollywood legends of all time, Elizabeth Taylor. This spectacular collection of over 1,000 item provides an intimate look at the private world of the three-time Academy Award-winning actress and humanitarian who dazzled the world with her ravishing beauty, larger than life celebrity persona, and fearless activism in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Her iconic fashions, film costumes and accessories, by designers Christian Dior, Edith Head, Gucci, Nolan Miller, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton as well as her fine costume jewelry, fine/decorative art and household items from her residences around the world, as well as her most personal pieces from her life and love, Richard Burton and her friends, Michael Jackson, Carrie Fisher and more will be on offer.
Highlights include: Taylor’s pale blue chiffon evening gown designed by Edith Head and worn to the 1974 MGM film That’s Entertainment premiere; a green wool-felt, dip-dyed cape designed by Franka, London (Baroness Stael von Holstein) worn to Buckingham Palace for Richard Burton’s investiture as well as Burton’s top hat; a silver studded, Versace leather biker jacket worn for her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Show; an Yves Saint Laurent cashmere poncho and jersey top ensemble worn in the 1965 film The Sandpiper; a small wood sleigh bed personalized for “SUGAR,” Taylor’s beloved pet Maltese; a Loro Piana brown cashmere wrap worn to the AIDS Candlelight March in Washington, D.C. on October 12, 1996; a Bill Tice chambray white cotton floral embroidery caftan worn in a Terry O’Neill photo shoot with David Bowie; a custom Christian Dior scarf with personalized message from Dior designer Marc Bohan to “Mrs. Richard Burton;” a gold-plated sterling silver Cartier belt, signature inscribed to Elizabeth’s mother, Sara Sothern; a New York Yankees jacket worn in a 2004 Vogue Paris shoot by iconic photographer Bruce Weber; her “Taylor Made Monday” costume worn on an episode of “Murphy Brown” (an oversized midnight blue blazer and coordinating palazzo pants by Gianfranco Ferré); her last film costume by Nolan Miller from “These Old Broads”; incredible items that speak of her friendship with Michael Jackson such as her Pinocchio collection, gypsy outfit Taylor wore when giving Jackson an elephant and Jackson s “White Diamonds” portrait of Taylor on a massive rug hung in her Gstaad residence; Richard Burton’s gift of a Dylan Thomas drawing given to Taylor on her 56th birthday and their last romantic night spent together; Carrie Fisher’s portrait of her dog Sugar gifted to Taylor and more.
100% of the proceeds from the sales of the Limited Premium Collector’s Edition of The Lifestyle of Elizabeth Taylor catalogue sets will benefit The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) and is available exclusively at www.JuliensAuctions.com.