The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor: The Icon and Her Haute Couture, Evening Sale

New York – Thursday, December 14, 2011 Sale no: 2627 – Top Ten

New York








Lots Sold: 67

Lots Offered: 67

Sold by Lot: 100%

Sold by $: 100%



Exchange Rate: £0.65 = $1 /  €0.77 = $1





Estimate ($)


Purchase Price



Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Liz (Feldman and Schellmann II.7), offset lithograph in colors, 1964, dedicated 'to elizabeth with much love', from the edition of approximately 300

30,000 - 50,000




Asian Private


A Christian Dior evening gown of silver encrusted brocade with matching evening bag, Worn to Guy de Rothschild and his wife’s yearly ball at their country home, Chateau de Ferrières, in Brie, France

4,000 - 6,000




American Institution


A Chanel ballgown, cape, shoes and matching clutch bag

6,000 - 8,000






A Versace beaded evening bolero jacket, 'The Face', circa 1992

15,000 - 20,000




Asian Private


A pair of rock crystal and gold ear pendants by Gucci, signed Gucci

1,000 - 2,000




U.S. Private


A multi-gem and gold scarab necklace

1,500 - 2,000




U.K. Private


A Christian Dior Ivory Organdy Evening Jacket And An Ivory Wool Jersey Tunic Dress, The evening jacket worn while in Rome, Italy, 1962 after Miss Taylor received the 'David di Donatella' award for her role in the film ‘Suddenly Last Summer.’

2,000 - 4,000






A Valentino black lace stage gown, circa 1971

1,500 - 2,000






Cleopatra, 1963, an Irene Sharaff evening robe, made for Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra

10,000 - 15,000




U.S. Private


Miss Taylor's Gina Fratini wedding dress, worn at her second marriage to Richard Burton, labeled 'Gina Fratini', 1975

10,000 - 12,000




American Museum


“We are delighted with the result of this auction which confirms Elizabeth Taylor’s status as Fashion Icon and Muse. Interest was truly international and included private individuals, celebrities and fashion archives competing fiercely online, in the room and on the telephones. Bidding was particularly frenzied for the stunning Christian Dior evening gown of silver encrusted brocade with matching evening bag, from 1968, which Miss Taylor wore to Guy de Rothschild and his wife’s yearly ball at Chateau de Ferrières, France,” noted Patricia Frost, Christie’s Head of Fashion. “Throughout the past week, bidders have been paying tribute to Miss Taylor’s sense of style and Christie’s are very pleased that her extraordinary wardrobe will continue to inspire further generations of fans, fashionistas and designers. It is wonderful that The Elizabeth Taylor Trust have generously donated the iconic Irene Sharaff Sunflower Yellow Silk Chiffon Wedding Dress, 1964, to a major American museum. We now look to the three sessions of Fashion and Accessories on 15 December which feature a further 300 lots, with affordable estimates ranging between $300 and $5,000.”

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