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Elizabeth Taylor – the original style icon

March 25, 2011

Yesterday was a sad day when I heard Elizabeth Taylor  had died Wednesday night.  She leaves behind her a legacy of being the original style icon and a true Hollywood legend.

She started so many fashion trends over the decades and it was all her … there were no fashion stylists back then.  With a fabulous pin up figure, she looked glamorous in just about anything.  Let’s take a look back at the trends and styles that made Elizabeth Taylor the legend that she was.  Even in death, she will always be an inspiration to those left behind.


Famous White Strapless dress that became the trend for prom dresses for several years.

What really set her off as a true style icon was the white strapless party dress with a bodice top, full tulle skirt and delicate flowers at the neckline designed by Edith Head, that she wore in A Place in the Sun in 1951.  This dress became the number one copied item for prom dresses that year and later years.

I just love this picture on the right, the pixie short crop hair, tiny waist and gorgeous dress – just look at those curves!

The Grecian- style white chiffon dress by Helen Rose worn in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was also a huge hit.  The so called “Cat Dress” sold in many colours and sizes for several years after the film’s release in 1958.

On the set of Giant in 1956

On the set of Suddenly Last Summer in 1959

Her sex appeal and femininity ooze from these two pictures.

Below is how effortlessly chic she looks in black fishnets, polo neck and big ’50s knickers.

So Chic!

You will always be remembered for so many things.



One Comment leave one →
  1. Aley permalink
    March 25, 2011 2:13 pm

    Without doubt, one of the most stylish, and an extraordinarily beautiful woman.

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