Elizabeth Taylor’s Massive Couture Collection to Go Up for Sale

Elizabeth Taylor wasn’t just a silver-screen legend and committed humanitarian; she was also a clotheshorse. Leave it to Christie’s to amass her greatest gowns and such, and put them on display. And, better still, up for sale. The incredible collection comprises nearly 400 pieces, from haute couture to handbags, and represents most of the major labels: Chanel, Christian Dior, Gianfranco Ferré, Givenchy, Halston, Valentino, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Sixty-eight of these iconic looks will be procured by a lucky few in a black-tie event on December 14, followed by an additional 326 items in a three-day sale beginning December 15. Among the more anticipated lots are the silver Chanel dress and cape she wore to the Royal Film’s 1967 performance of The Taming of the Shrew in London and the Versace tribute jacket rhinestoned with images of Taylor as Cleopatra that she wore to a 1992 gala for amFAR, the AIDS organization she co-founded and tirelessly supported.

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