Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor is one of the most alluring actresses of the 20th century. A two-time Oscar winner for Best Actress, she was also a Dame of the British Empire (DBE), though her later life she was known more for her social and charitable work, particularly in promoting AIDS awareness.
Liz was never under any illusions about her image, nor about the nature of true beauty. The alluring way she presented herself on and off stage was an example of living the style.
- Hairstyles – Her many hairstyles were one that many women adored and copied.
- Vintage dresses – Her choice of vintage wear throughout her life was amazing. She chose her dress styles and colours to perfection.
- Makeup – She was not afraid to experiment with makeup and made sure that those amazing blue eyes were always bright, large and on display for the whole world to see.
In keeping with her Hollywood icon image, Liz was known for her stunning appearance and jewellery. Taylor famously wore the Krupp diamond, a rock set in a ring she wore every day and in all of her films from when she bought it at Sotheby’s in 1969. A mere bauble, it weighs in at 33.19 carats.
“I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.”
“I really don’t remember much about Cleopatra. There were a lot of other things going on.”
A trendsetter and lover of pearls too. She would wear them anyway let liked.
The Diamond Ring
The Taylor-Burton diamond weighed 69.4 carats and was set in a pendant. In 1978, Liz sold the Taylor-Burton diamond for a staggering $5 million and built a hospital in Botswana.
She was a reflection that money and beauty could never buy or find love but set an example of holding onto the concept. Whatever your figure, whatever your size make sure you create your own Elizabeth Taylor look that represents you.
Vintage Fashion Icon
Undeniably an icon when it came to vintage dresses.
She worked with Edith Head who made many of her costumes over the years for many films.
When it came to vintage lingerie and swimming costumes she has the most amazing boobs to wear them.
Regarding marriage and her mental health no matter what one had to say. She endured growing old graciously. We can thank clothes for that. I do wonder what Alexander McQueen would have dressed her in?