Elizabeth Taylor"s couture including first wedding dress to go under the hammer


Elizabeth Taylor”s couture wardrobe – including first of many wedding dresses – to go under the hammer

6:28 PM on 22nd September 2011

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A 1990s Valentino red velvet and satin ballgown with scarlet and beaded satin evening bag has an estimate of $3,000 to 5,000, while a Chanel ballgown, cape, shoes and clutch bag are tipped to go for $6,000 to 8,000 (right)

Star attraction: Almost 6,000 people viewed the wares when they were exhibited alongside other items of jewellery and fine art, at Moscow

Star attraction: Almost 6,000 people viewed the wares when they were exhibited alongside other items of jewellery and fine art, at Moscow”s GUM shopping centre on Red Square

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Many pieces in Taylor”s collection were custom made for her by designers who became close friends, including Valentino Garavani, Gianni Versace and Gianfranco Ferre

Flamboyant: A Versace beaded evening bolero jacket,

Flamboyant: A Versace beaded evening bolero jacket, “Queen Elizabeth” labelled Atelier Versace, with rhinestone and beadwork portraits of Elizabeth I, $15,000 to $20,000