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After the monstrosity that was Lifetime’s Liz and Dick, we were very open to having the film industry take another shot at capturing the grand relationship of one of Hollywood’s most legendary couples, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Although, when we first got word that Helena Bonham Carter would be portraying Taylor, we had a hard time picturing her as the beguiling, over-the-top glam addict with a penchant for diamonds. She was, after all, the the perfect Bellatrix Lestrange.
Sure, she popped up in front of the flashbulbs to shill pink ginseng drinks last month, and there was that curious appearance at the White House Correspondents Dinner back in April, but last night’s California premiere of Liz & Dick was Lindsay Lohan‘s real return to the red carpet. So how well did the actress-cum-tabloid sensation manage to capture the Old Hollywood glamour of her character Elizabeth Taylor?
Just in time for Oscar season, the trailer for Liz & Dick is here!
For the past forty years, Vicky Tiel has been designing one-of-a-kind couture gowns in Paris for the likes of the late Elizabeth Taylor. Now she’s designing for the masses with a collection for HSN. It may sound like a bizarre turning point, but when we chatted with Tiel recently, the 69-year-old couturier said that it was a natural progression in her illustrious career. Keep reading to see how Tiel’s designs and entrepreneurial spirit took her from Parsons to Hollywood and HSN.
Critics may give Kanye West and the Kardashians a hard time, but do they realize they’re just following in the footsteps of the late, great, Elizabeth Taylor?
Elizabeth Taylor‘s jewelry collection wasn’t just full of gorgeous baubles — some of her pieces have some serious history. Exhibit A: the La Peregrina pearl.
This week the Obamas wore awesome things, Elizabeth Taylor‘s jewelry sold for a whole lot of money, and Courtney Love got evicted. We also learned that Meryl Streep is a total kickass feminist, and that Fashion’s Night Out is unfortunately here to stay.
Elizabeth Taylor‘s jewelry collection was sold for a whopping $116 million with a little help from none other than Kim Kardashian.
This is one of those moments at which we’re not at all surprised but also flabbergasted at the same time. Last night, the dearly departed Elizabeth Taylor‘s jewelry collection raised over $116 million dollars at auction, and broke not one but several world records in the process.
This was the week of Emmy style, London runway shows, and tons of Lara Stone magazine covers. We attended Tony Bennett‘s 85th birthday party and investigated the Walmart cheer. We also thought a whole lot about the Missoni for Target mess.
Christie’s is auctioning off over $150 million worth of the late actress and humanitarian Elizabeth Taylor‘s jewelry, clothing and artwork. But just because you (probably?) can’t afford to bid on the items up for sale doesn’t mean you can’t still get a tantalizingly close look at each and every piece.
Walking into the Boom Boom Room last night at New York City’s Standard Hotel to celebrate V magazine’s Elizabeth Taylor-themed issue, we didn’t know a soul. And so we grabbed a glass of champagne, found a small space against a wall to hover, and started people watching. Little did we know that by the end of the night, someone would be bleeding, Lindsay Lohan would be fighting with photographers, and Courtney Love would be staring us straight in the face, open-mouthed and hanging on to our every word.
This week saw the start of the Week of Fashion. We chatted up tons of celebs during Fashion’s Night Out, witnessed some backstage drama, and took in some stellar shows. This was also the week Karl Lagerfeld said many silly things and Lauren Bush added another Lauren to her name. But most notably, we saw Courtney Love perform live…!
Kate Winslet gives the camera her best Elizabeth Taylor for the cover of the Heroes-themed September issue of V Magazine, but it’s her candid thoughts on the inside of the issue that really grabbed our attention. Besides praising Liz’s ability to actually move her face — oh, the scourge that is Botox — Winslet has no qualms telling us what she really thinks about filming nude scenes.
We’ve seen our fair share of tributes to the late actress, activist and beauty icon Elizabeth Taylor, who died this March. But none of them have been quite so chic as the 72-pages which fashion alien Carine Roitfeld and photographer Mario Testino dedicated to her memory in the upcoming issue of V Magazine.
We knew Carine Roitfeld’s return to print would be epic, but until today, we didn’t realize quite how epic. Women’s Wear Daily reports the fall issue of V magazine, styled by Roitfeld, will be an Elizabeth Taylor-inspired ‘heroes’ issue.
When it comes to Hollywood duds, the white dress Marilyn Monroe wore above the subway grate in The Seven Year Itch ranks among the most iconic. This is why it sold for $4.6 million at Debbie Reynolds‘s auction.
This month’s issue of V magazine takes a page out of Interview’s book and has the ever headline-worthy Kate Moss interviewing Hong Kong and London-based entrepreneur Sir David Tang in a delightfully friendly piece that covers everything from crossword puzzles to the one time Moss refused to walk a red carpet with Elizabeth Taylor.
Sometimes you need a good friend to tell you to get your act together, and Elizabeth Taylor‘s pal Maury Hopson did just that some 30 years ago. In the late 1970s, a somewhat depressed Liz was living in DC, spending a whole lot of time in bed, drinking, and gaining weight. Then Maury proposed they go to a “luxurious fat farm” together.