Elizabeth Taylor at Christie’s
Christie’s New York has announced that it will host a four-day series of landmark sales devoted to the iconic collection of Elizabeth Taylor in December.
Collected over five decades, Elizabeth Taylor’s fashion wardrobe features scores of museum-quality ensembles fashioned by Chanel, Christian Dior, Gianfranco Ferré, Givenchy, Halston, Tiziani, Valentino, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent, among others. Nearly 400 items make up the collection, which includes a lifetime of one-of-a-kind haute couture gowns, prêt-à-porter fashions, coats, and capes, as well as scores of handbags, costume jewellery and shoes.
“One of the many great treasures within Elizabeth Taylor’s vast collection is her extraordinarily well-preserved wardrobe,” said Marc Porter, Chairman and President of Christie’s Americas. “The stunning outfits she wore to galas, award ceremonies, AIDS benefits and even her own weddings to Richard Burton are all here, lovingly maintained along with the handbags, shoes, hats and other accessories that completed her superstar looks.”
Christie’s New York will present 68 of Elizabeth Taylor’s most iconic looks in a black-tie Evening Sale of fashion and accessories on December 14, followed by 326 additional items in three consecutive Day Sale sessions on December 15.