Elizabeth Taylor Wedding Dress

Elizabeth Taylor Wedding Dress

Elizabeth Taylor Wedding Dress

Celebrated for her on-screen interpretations of poignant heroines, legendary blue-eyed beauty Elizabeth Taylor enchanted fans just as much with her burning passion for jewelry, fashion and men. Forever falling in love, she was famously married eight times, and regularly reinvented her style with an eye to her husbands’ tastes as well as her own. With eight dresses for eight ceremonies, Vogue.fr explores the wedding wardrobe of one of Hollywood’s last golden girls. See the 10 IMAGES 1/10 First Marriage to Conrad Hilton, 1950 In 1950, barely 18 year-old Elizabeth Taylor married Conrad Hilton, heir to the famous hotel chain, in a ceremony in Los Angeles attended by over 700 guests. For the all-important dress, the actress hired costume designer Helen Rose, whose dressmaking skill would earn her two Oscars for work on films The Bad and the Beautiful and I'll Cry Tomorrow, and who would go on to design the wedding dress for Grace Kelly's marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956. Opting for a classic style, Elizabeth Taylor wore a lace and ivory satin dress, with a full skirt and pearl embroidery. The wedding dress went down in fashion history and was eventually sold at auction at Christie's on June 26. 2/10 Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad Hilton at their wedding in Los Angeles 3/10 Second marriage to Michael Wilding, 1952 After the breakdown of her short-lived marriage to Conrad Hilton which lasted only nine months, Elizabeth Taylor married Michael Wilding, a British actor twenty years her senior, in 1952. For her second trip down the aisle, the actress chose to show her sophisticated side and opted for a modest suit featuring a fitted jacket with large white collar and a knee-length flared skirt. Just like her first wedding dress, this discrete and elegant outfit was designed by Helen Rose. 4/10 Third marriage to Mike Todd, 1957 After five years of marriage, Elizabeth Taylor divorced Michael Wilding and married the American film producer Mike Todd in 1957. It was to be her only marriage that didn't end in divorce, as Mike Todd died in 1958 when his private jet, unfortunately named “Lucky Liz”, crashed in New Mexico. The actress revealed in later years that he was one of the three true loves of her life, along with Richard Burton and her jewelry. For their intimate wedding in Acapulco, Elizabeth Taylor wore a light, hooded organza dress. The American actress started her impressive jewelry collection with her engagement ring from Mike Todd, which featured a 29 carat diamond. 5/10 Fourth marriage to Eddie Fisher, 1959 Devastated by the death of her previous husband Mike Todd, Elizabeth Taylor found comfort with his best friend, Eddie Fisher, who she married in 1959 in Las Vegas. At the intimate ceremony which took place in the synagogue, the actress wore a green silk dress with hood and long sleeves 6/10 Fifth marriage to Richard Burton, 1964 Although both were already married, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton famously began their affair in 1964 whilst shooting the film Cleopatra in a scandalous romance publicly condemned by the Vatican. The most iconic Hollywood couple of the 1960s tied the knot in 1964 in Montreal. This time, the screen siren called on Irene Sharaff, Cleopatra's costume designer, who created a babydoll dress in canary yellow chiffon. The actress completed the look by weaving hyacinths and lilies of the valley into her impressive braid, and adorned her dress with a diamond and emerald Bulgari brooch. 7/10 Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton at their wedding in Montreal 8/10 Second marriage to Richard Burton, 1975 After a swift divorce in 1974, Elizabeth Taylor couldn't resist re-marrying Richard Burton, the true love of her life, in 1975. She confessed “Our love is so furious that we burn each other out”. On the banks of the Chobe river in Botswana , the actress renewed her vows in a colorful tie-dye Gina Fratini dress, ranging from emerald green, to violet, to turquoise and embellished with tiny feathers. 9/10 Seventh marriage to John Warner, 1976 In 1976, after her second divorce from Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor married senator John Warner. Without witnesses, the actress and the politician exchanged vows on his farm in Virginia. On a hilltop in the middle of Warner's cattle farm, Elizabeth wore a violet cashmere dress under a tweed and fur coat, opting for a matching turban to top off the look. 10/10 Next gallery WEDDING INSPIRATION Everything you need to know about Natasha Poly and Peter Bakker’s anniversary in the Maldives SEE THE 3 PHOTOS Final marriage to Larry Fortansky Unhappily married to John Warner, Elizabeth Taylor turned to alcohol and was forced to check into the Betty Ford Center, in California to dry out. It was here that she met her eighth husband, construction worker Larry Fortansky. For the ceremony in Michael Jackson's home, Neverland, in 1991, the actress chose a traditional wedding dress, complete with a full skirt and a veil, in canary yellow lace. Haut__Rectangle
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Elizabeth Taylor Wedding Dress

In 1950, barely 18 year-old Elizabeth Taylor married Conrad Hilton, heir to the famous hotel chain, in a ceremony in Los Angeles attended by over 700 guests. For the all-important dress, the actress hired costume designer Helen Rose, whose dressmaking skill would earn her two Oscars for work on films The Bad and the Beautiful and I'll Cry Tomorrow, and who would go on to design the wedding dress for Grace Kelly's marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956. Opting for a classic style, Elizabeth Taylor wore a lace and ivory satin dress, with a full skirt and pearl embroidery. The wedding dress went down in fashion history and was eventually sold at auction at Christie's on June 26.
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Elizabeth Taylor Wedding Dress

First Marriage to Conrad Hilton, 1950 In 1950, barely 18 year-old Elizabeth Taylor married Conrad Hilton, heir to the famous hotel chain, in a ceremony in Los Angeles attended by over 700 guests. For the all-important dress, the actress hired costume designer Helen Rose, whose dressmaking skill would earn her two Oscars for work on films The Bad and the Beautiful and I'll Cry Tomorrow, and who would go on to design the wedding dress for Grace Kelly's marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956. Opting for a classic style, Elizabeth Taylor wore a lace and ivory satin dress, with a full skirt and pearl embroidery. The wedding dress went down in fashion history and was eventually sold at auction at Christie's on June 26.
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Elizabeth Taylor Wedding Dress

In Los Angeles, Taylor’s mother was frequently told that her “beautiful” daughter should audition for films. Taylor’s eyes in particular drew attention; they were blue to the extent of appearing violet, and were rimmed by dark double eyelashes, caused by a genetic mutation. Sara was initially opposed to Taylor appearing in films, but after the outbreak of war in Europe, began to view the film industry as a way of assimilating to American society. With the endorsement of gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, a friend of the Cazalets, Francis Taylor’s gallery soon gained film industry clients. One of them was the fiancée of Universal Pictures’ head executive John Cheever Cowdin, who arranged Taylor to audition for the studio in early 1941. Taylor also received an audition with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer through one of her school friends, whose father was a studio producer.
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Elizabeth Taylor Wedding Dress

Encouraged by the success of The Little Foxes, Taylor and producer Zev Bufman founded the Elizabeth Taylor Repertory Company. Its first and only production was a revival of Noël Coward’s comedy Private Lives, starring Taylor and Burton. It premiered in Boston in spring 1983, and although commercially successful, received generally negative reviews, with critics noting that both stars were in noticeably poor health—Taylor admitted herself to a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center after the play’s run ended, and Burton died the following year. After the failure of Private Lives, Taylor dissolved her theater company. Her only other project that year was television film Between Friends.
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Elizabeth Taylor Wedding Dress

Taylor intended on following Cleopatra by headlining an all-star cast in Fox’s black comedy What a Way to Go! , but negotiations fell through, and Shirley MacLaine was cast, instead. In the meantime, film producers were eager to profit from the scandal surrounding Taylor and Burton, and they next starred together in Anthony Asquith’s The V.I.P.s , which mirrored the headlines about them. Taylor played a famous model attempting to leave her husband for a lover, and Burton her estranged millionaire husband. Released soon after Cleopatra, it became a box-office success. Taylor was also paid $500,000 to appear in a CBS television special, Elizabeth Taylor in London, in which she visited the city’s landmarks and recited passages from the works of famous British writers.
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Elizabeth Taylor Wedding Dress

Taylor made the transition to adult roles in 1950, the year she turned 18. Her first mature role was playing a woman who begins to suspect that her husband is a Soviet spy in the thriller Conspirator . Taylor had been only 16 at the time of its filming, but its release was delayed until March 1950, as MGM disliked it and feared it could cause diplomatic problems. Taylor’s second film of 1950 was the comedy The Big Hangover , co-starring Van Johnson. It was released in May, and the same month, Taylor married hotel-chain heir Conrad Hilton, Jr. in a highly publicized ceremony. The event was organized by MGM, and used as part of the publicity campaign for Taylor’s next film, Vincente Minelli’s comedy Father of the Bride , in which she appeared opposite Spencer Tracy and Joan Bennett as a bride preparing for her wedding. The film became a box-office success upon its release in June, grossing $6 million worldwide, and was followed by a successful sequel, Father’s Little Dividend , ten months later.

Elizabeth Taylor Wedding Dress

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