In the Saleroom

The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor: The Icon and her Haute Couture, Evening Sale (III)

SALE 2627 | New York, Rockefeller Center
14 December 7pm

The two-day sale series devoted to the haute couture, fashion and accessories portion of The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor realized a combined total of $5,541,913 (£3,602,243/€4,267,273). A fitting celebration of Hollywood’s most glamorous star and her fearless sense of style, this portion of the collection was 100% sold by lot and by value. Comprising almost 400 of Miss Taylor’s most iconic looks, the sales featured fashion and accessories collected over five decades with scores of museum-quality treasures.

The top couture lot was a Christian Dior Evening Gown of Silver Encrusted Brocade with matching Evening Bag, 1968, which Elizabeth Taylor wore to Guy de Rothschild and his wife’s yearly ball at their country home, Chateau de Ferrières, in Brie, France. This ensemble realized $362,500 (£235,625/ €279,125). The accessories were led by the three lots of Louis Vuitton luggage which fetched $245,500 (£159,575/ €189,035) in total.