Elizabeth Taylor’s First Wedding Dress Set To Go Up For Auction
Elizabeth Taylor was known for a lot. Her beauty, her acting, her incredible jewel collection -- but first and foremost, Taylor was known for being one of the most frequently wed women in Hollywood.
Elizabeth Taylor was married a mere nine times to various husbands (Richard Burton famously wed and divorced Taylor twice) and now her first wedding dress is going up for auction.
The gown, which the then 18-year-old wore in the 1950's wedding to her first husband Conrad Hilton (great-uncle to Paris), was designed by one of Hollywood’s most legendary costume designers: Helen Rose. MGM’s chief costume designer also designed Grace Kelly’s wedding gown for her marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco.
The satin dress features bugle beads, tiny seed pearls, a 15-yard train and a dainty 20-inch waistline. Perfect, so what will it take to purchase this dress? Supposedly, $75,500. According to Christie’s auction officials, the dress should rake in at least that much, maybe even more, at the June 26 Christie’s auction in London.
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