Elizabeth Taylor"s 100m collection of gems and gowns reaches New York


A wedding dress, a 33 carat diamond and a pearl fit for a queen: Elizabeth Taylor”s $150m collection of gems and gowns reaches New York

Making an entrance: The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor - an exhibition of her clothes and jewellery that is up for auction - reaches New York after a three month global tour

Making an entrance: The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor – an exhibition of her clothes and jewellery that is up for auction – reaches New York after a three month global tour

Sunflower yellow: The chiffon wedding dress Elizabeth wore to her first marriage to Richard Burton Sunflower yellow: The chiffon wedding dress Elizabeth wore to her first marriage to Richard Burton

Sunflower yellow: The chiffon wedding dress Elizabeth wore to her first marriage to Richard Burton

Colourful palette: Elizabeth Taylor

Prized possessions: The items in the exhibition, which is valued at $150million, include this Versace Polychrome Warhol-Inspired Imagery Suit (second from left)

Firm favourites: Some of the other outfits the actress enjoyed wearing Firm favourites: Some of the other outfits the actress enjoyed wearing

Firm favourites: Some of the other frocks the actress enjoyed wearing

Designer get-ups: A Thea Porter cream chiffon sequined and embroidered kaftan with matching belt, centre, and a Yves Saint Laurent tan safari print silk kaftan

Designer get-ups: A Thea Porter cream chiffon sequined and embroidered kaftan with matching belt, centre, and a Yves Saint Laurent tan safari print silk kaftan (right)

Royal connections: La Peregrina a Natural Pearl, Diamond and Ruby necklace by Cartier, and a pair of Natural Pearl and Diamond ear pendants by Bulgari

Royal connections: La Peregrina a Natural Pearl, Diamond and Ruby necklace by Cartier, and a pair of Natural Pearl and Diamond ear pendants by Bulgari

A Bulgari Emerald necklace is part of a suite that is expected to raise up to 1m A stunning brooch An emerald and diamond necklace by Oscar Heyman and brothers

From left: A Bulgari Emerald necklace is part of a suite that is expected to raise up to $1.5m, a stunning brooch and an emerald and diamond necklace by Oscar Heyman and brothers

Luxury sparkles: Elizabeth Taylor

Luxury sparkles: Elizabeth Taylor”s jewellery included a starfish pendant, a dragonfly brooch and this Daisy Parure “Reine Marguerite” necklace by Van Cleef and Arpels

Expected to fetch 60,000: An antique diamond tiara, a gift from her third husband Mike Todd

Expected to fetch $93,000: An antique diamond tiara, a gift from her third husband Mike Todd

Thomas W. Burstein of Christie

Thomas W. Burstein of Christie”s said Taylor “really had this notion that the jewelry should be shared and loved by everybody.”

Impressive: This ruby and diamond suite includes drop earrings and an elaborate necklace Impressive: This ruby and diamond suite includes drop earrings and an elaborate necklace

Impressive: This ruby and diamond suite (left) includes drop earrings and an elaborate necklace, another necklace features a chain-effect made from amethysts

Accessorisation: Even Taylor

Accessorisation: Even Taylor”s impressive collection of Louis Vuitton handbags is up for grabs

Little black dresses: Some of Taylor

Little black dresses: Some of Taylor”s smartest frocks which come in a variety of textures

Period drama: These two dresses were clearly inspired by old-fashioned styles Period drama: These two dresses were clearly inspired by old-fashioned styles

Period drama: These two dresses were clearly inspired by old-fashioned styles

Kaftan collection: The star liked to wear loose fitting gowns - these were some of her favourites

Kaftan collection: The star liked to wear loose fitting gowns – these were some of her favourites

Art-inspired: These clothes show Taylor

Art-inspired: These clothes show Taylor”s obsession with famous paintings. She wore clothes inspired by Japanese and tribal art

Showstoppers: Part of the proceeds of the sales will go to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. The beloved actress died March 23 at age 79.

Showstoppers: Part of the proceeds of the sales will go to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. The beloved actress died March 23 at age 79.