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Elizabeth Taylor's clothes and souvenirs at the auction, glamorous memories



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New York (AFP)

A series of actress Elizabeth Taylor's clothes and belongings were presented in New York this week before the December auction, a glimpse of the glamorous world of Hollywood's golden age.

In contrast to the colossal sales which reached $ 156 million in 2011 at Christie's in New York, which was held by Julien's house, almost had no jewelry, a great passion "Liz".

Rather, it is a memory that is held during the making of films, programs or social events at a much more affordable price.

"I think people will be surprised to be able to buy the fantastic Elizabeth Taylor items," who died in 2011 at 79, told AFP Martin Nolan, executive director of the Julien Auction.

Scarves or clothing accessories, for example, are estimated to range between $ 200 and $ 400 and most prizes are worth less than $ 10,000.

The robe dresses worn during the ceremony saw the Queen of England Elizabeth II give a gift to Elizabeth Taylor's husband, British actor Richard Burton, estimated at between $ 6,000 and $ 8,000.

Displayed on the Queen Mary 2 cruise, the collection will cross the Atlantic, then exhibit at the Icon Style Museum, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland, before being offered for sale from 6 to 8 December, in Beverly Hills (California) and online.

All proceeds from the sale will go to the ETAF Foundation created by the actress to fight AIDS.

Some objects and clothing remember the style of the actress who was very much seen twice the Oscar winner, who did not hesitate to brave the colors, prints and many accessories.

Watch this Versace-style biker leather jacket, worn during a TV show and is estimated to be between 4,000 and 6,000 dollars.

The ambassador to his foundation, his grandson, Quinn Tivey, hopes that buyers will "wear it", to live the legacy of Elizabeth Taylor, whose personal life has as much world passion as her film career.

The star has been married eight times, including twice the same man, Richard Burton.

For her grandchildren, the attraction is still carried out by the actress "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", "Pussy on a Burning Roof" or "Cleopatra", eight years after her death, explained because she was "honest with herself". "He always dares to do what he thinks is right."


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