Elizabeth Taylor dresses at auction

A dress worn by actress Elizabeth Taylor when she won the first Oscar of her career in 1961, after being made for fifty years, will be auctioned in London in December.

Many believed that the dress, designed by Christian Dior and featuring embroidered roses at the bottom with a red rose at the waist, had been carefully stored in the house’s archives for more than sixty years.

But in reality, the actress gave the dress and 12 other items of clothing to her former assistant, Anne Sanz, who kept them in a plastic bag and arranged them inside a room.

Taylor wore the dress, designed by Mark Bohan, while attending the 33rd Academy Awards ceremony with her fourth husband, singer Eddie Fisher, in which the actress was convinced she wouldn’t win any awards. During the three tournaments leading up to that version, Taylor was nominated three times without receiving any awards. Her marriage to Eddie Fisher, who was married to famous actress Debbie Reynolds, caused an uproar. Taylor was alleged to have caused the family to break up.

Kelly Taylor, the owner of the house which specializes in old collectables and who will be listing the dress, hopes the dress will sell for between £40,000 and 60,000 (between $48.36 and $72.55,000).

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