Liz Taylor's wedding dress valued at $75,500 with Christie's


2015-06-26 13:17:32


Liz Taylor's wedding dress valued at $75,500 with Christie's

Christie's will auction the dress that Liz Taylor wore for her wedding to Conrad Hilton

Actress and style icon Elizabeth Taylor's first wedding dress will be put under the hammer at Christie's June 26 auction of Pop Culture.

Elizabeth Taylor wedding dressTaylor's wedding boasted 'more stars than there are in heaven'

The dress, made by legendary costume designer Helen Rose, will sell with a 30,000-50,000 ($45,190-75,317) estimate.

Taylor's 1950 wedding to Conrad "Nicky" Hilton Jr, hotel heir and socialite, was hailed as the "wedding of all weddings".

By the time of the lavish ceremony, the 18-year-old was already a veteran actress and Hollywood darling, and would play her Oscar-nominated role in MGM's A Place in the Sun just a year later.

With MGM boasting that there were "more stars than there are in heaven" planning to attend, the wedding featured 700 guests, including a line-up of Hollywood's finest, including Greer Garson, Gene Kelly, Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.

The style icon's wardrobe often sells well at auction. In December 2011, Christie's held the Legendary Jewels Evening Sale, which sold 80 piecesfrom Taylor's collection for $116m, making it the most valuable single owner jewellery collection ever sold.

A gold cape worn by Taylorin Cleopatra made $59,375 in April.

See our top five Elizabeth Taylor collectibles list.

Taylor married eight times, to seven husbands. Her marriage to Hilton lasted just nine months.

Paul Fraser Collectibles is currently offering an authentic strand of Elizabeth Taylor's hair.

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